Definition of Protungulata
1 : a hypothetical group ancestral to the ungulate mammals
2 in some classifications : a major division of Eutheria comprising extinct mammals of the orders Condylarthra, Litopterna, Notoungulata, and Astrapotheria together with the recent and extinct Tubulidentata
protungulateadjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of protungulata
New Latin, from prot- + Ungulata
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