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The even-taed ungulates (Artiodactyla) are ungulates (huifed ainimals) whose wicht is borne aboot equally bi the third an fowert taes, rather than maistly or entirely bi the third as in odd-taed ungulates (perissodactyls), such as horse.

Even-taed ungulates
Temporal range: 55–0 Ma
Early EoceneHolocene
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Even-taed ungulates. While cetaceans sic as whauls an dolphins are nae normal artiodactyls, thay belang tae the clade; the Artiodactyla are whiles termed the Cetartiodactyla tae reflect this.[1]
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Clade: Epitheria
Clade: Boreoeutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
(unranked): Ferungulata
Clade: Cetartiodactyla
Order: Artiodactyla
Owen, 1848
Subclades

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  1. Montgelard, Claudine; Catzeflis, Francois M.; Douzery, Emmanuel (1997). "Phylogenetic relationships of artiodactyls and cetaceans as deduced from the comparison of cytochrome b and 12S rRNA mitochondrial sequences" (PDF). Molecular Biology and Evolution. 14 (5): 550–559. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a025792. PMID 9159933.