One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hoofed mammal of an order which includes horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs. Mammals of this group have either one or three toes on each foot.
Order Perissodactyla: three familiesCompare with even-toed ungulate
- ‘Artiodactyls stand in contrast to the ‘odd-toed ungulates,’ the Perissodactyla, in which the plane of symmetry runs down the third toe.’
- ‘Even- and odd-toed ungulates are the predominant large mammalian herbivores in most of the world today.’
- ‘The horse's single toe on each of its four feet is its most marked anatomical characteristic and makes it a perissodactyl or odd-toed ungulate.’
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