Tylopoda


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Tylopoda

[tī′läp·əd·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
An infraorder of artiodactyls in the suborder Ruminantia that contains the camels and extinct related forms.

Tylopoda

 

a suborder of mammals of the order Artiodactyla. They are large long-legged, didactylous animals, whose feet are padded with callous cushionlike soles. The Tylopoda comprise one family, Camelidae, which has two genera— Camelus and Lama. Tylopods provide meat and wool and are used as draft animals.

References in periodicals archive ?
Taxonomicamente los camelidos y los rumiantes se clasifican en dos subordenes diferentes: Suborden Tylopoda y Suborden Ruminantia, respectivamente.
On the osteology of Poebrotherium: A contribution to the phylogeny of the Tylopoda.