Ungulata


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Ungulata

 

a superorder of mammals comprising five orders: Perissodactyla, Artiodactyla, Proboscidea, Sirenia, and Hyracoi-dea. Most ungulates are characterized by the presence of hoofs. There are one to five toes. In size, ungulates range from the size of small rabbits (Hyracoidea) to very large (elephants). Ungulates are herbivorous, rarely omnivorous. They are distributed on all continents except Antarctica (they have been introduced into New Zealand and Australia); they also inhabit the coastal waters of some seas (Sirenia). Ungulates evolved from the ancient hoofed animals the condylarths. Many are hunted commercially. The superorder includes the most valued domestic animals—horses, cattle, swine, camels, and deer.

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Micrathyria ungulata Forster 1907, ha sido registrada en la Argentina para las provincias de Misiones, Entre Rios, Salta y Buenos Aires (Muzon & von Ellenrieder, 1998).
Entretanto, na literatura, varias especies demonstraram sucesso quando o metodo de escarificacao mecanica foi empregado para a superacao da dormencia de sementes, como: Bauhinia ungulata (ALVES et al., 2000), Dimorphandra mollis Benth.
Baja California Sur, Durango, Michoacan, Morelos, Sonora, sin localidad precisa (Burt 1918b; Guzman, 1972; Parmasto, 2001; Andrade-Gallegos et al., 2009; Esqueda et al., 2010; Raymundo et al., 2012) Hymenochaete ungulata Burt Veracruz (Burt, 1918b; Parmasto, 2001) Pseudochaete tabacina (Sowerby) T.
Containing the order Ungulata, Suborders Perissodactyla, Toxodontia, Condylartha, and Amblypoda.
Cetacea, Sirienia and ungulata. Proceeding Zoological Society London.