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ungulate

any of a large group of mammals all of which have hooves: divided into odd-toed ungulates (see perissodactyl) and even-toed ungulates (see artiodactyl)

ungulate

[′əŋ·gyə·lət]
(vertebrate zoology)
Referring to an animal that has hoofs.
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The activity budget hypothesis predicts (1) Females spent more time on feeding than males; (2) In order to maintain the behavioral synchrony of group activities, the same sex ungulate tend to coalesce into single-sex groups (Ruckstuhl, 2007).
In studies where considerable ungulate consumption were found, golden jackals (Aiyadurai & Jhala 2006) or similar, medium-sized Canis species (Moehlman 1987), consumed prey remains of larger predators or eat carrion, which were usually remains left from official hunting or poaching (Lanszki & Heltai 2002, Radovic & Kovacic 2010, Boskovic et al.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Constantinos Nicolaides, the Interior Ministry Permanent Secretary, said that participation showed the increased interest that exists in the protection of mountain ungulates, "from the European Alps to the Himalayas, in Canada`s Rocky Mountains, the vast Siberia, as well in the Troodos mountains" in Cyprus.
No studies have examined habitat influences on the decay and disappearance of ungulate pellets in the boreal forest of northwestern North America.
Wolves affect soil nitrogen in Rocky Mountain grasslands through altering levels of ungulate herbivory (Frank, 2008), but our study failed to find evidence for nitrogen effects in a Great Lakes forest.
Measuring winter browse utilization of trees and shrubs by ungulates is performed by ecologists to understand ungulate diet choice and feeding requirements, and to provide important information for sound range and ungulate management programs (Jensen and Urness 1981).
Wolves (Canis lupus) are efficient, coursing predators whose ability to maintain kill rates at the level needed to meet nutritional requirements allows them to persist down to low ungulate densities (0.
The reconstruction of palaeoecology of ungulate remains is largely dependent on their palaeodietary inferences (Bibi and Gulec 2008).
During studies throughout the Southwest, we often observed desert ungulates consuming succulents, especially during drought (Fig.
In Europe, the number of wildlife-vehicle accidents (WVA) with ungulates was estimated at about 500 000 per year, with 300 human fatalities and over 30 000 human injuries, along with over one billion dollars of damage (Groot Bruinderink, Hazebroek 1996).
Once, over a quarter of a century ago, I was fortunate enough to see an okapi (Okapia johnstoni), that committee-designed ungulate of equatorial Africa, when I was travelling through what is now the Congo.