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 ?
Revision of the Camelinae (Artiodactyla, Tylopoda) and description of the new genus Alforjas.
On the osteology of Poebrotherium: A contribution to the phylogeny of the Tylopoda. Journal of Morphology 5:1-79.