Even-toed ungulate

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  • Essay On Cetaceans

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    The ungulate hypothesis had morphological evidence based on cerebral blood circulation that indicated a link between Cetaceans and Artiodactyls (even-toed ungulates).1 It was also hypothesized that another group of extinct mammals, the mesonychids, were the direct ancestors of modern whales. Mesonychids were a taxa of large and carnivorous ungulates. The evidence that led to this hypothesis was based on the teeth of mesonychids

  • Anatomy of a Giraffe

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    Anatomy of a Giraffe BIO/101 06/19/2012 Audrey Stevenson Ref. Mammal Anatomy 2010 Marshall Cavendish Corporation The Giraffe is perhaps one of the most iconic species of Africa and to the mysteries and intrigue that lie within the confines of evolution. The purpose of this paper is to explain how this wonderful, iconic organism has evolved physiologically to be suited to its’ environment. In this paper we will be discussing the elements that best describe its’ evolutionary progress. The

  • The Evolution of a Horse Essay

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    of human society? Exploring the evolution of the horse can help to answer these questions. A mammal with hooves that have an odd number of toes on the rear feet are known as odd-toed ungulates. The middle toe on each rear hoof is usually larger than the ones next to them. Horses are members of the odd-toed ungulates which includes the horses, tapirs, and rhinoceroses. They are relatively large grazing animals with

  • Quolls

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    themselves to a nipple when they are born. Quolls have up to 30 babies at a time, but only six will survive as she only has six nipples to feed them. How tiny is one grain of rice? Rhinoceroses (rhinos) are the second largest land mammal. They are ungulates, which means they have hooves and are related to horses and zebras. A group of rhinos are herds or a crash. They have a symbiotic relationship with oxpeckers – a bird that eats ticks off the rhino and squawks loudly when danger approaches. A symbiotic

  • The History Of Pigs

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    Pigs is any of the animals in the genus SUS, within the family of the even -toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar, along with other species. They lived up eight years. Pigs eat many different things including shrubs, weeds, bird eggs, snakes, grasshoppers, mice, roots,even manure. Pigs are mammals with stocky bodies, flat snouts, small eyes and large ears. Pigs are valuable to humans including pork, lard, leather, and a variety of medicines

  • How To Write An Essay About Tapir

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    dark brown with some greyish brown so it blends in with it's surroundings very well. Close Relatives The closest species is surprisingly horses and rhinoceros. Most people think it’s a pig or an anteater but no. They are all considered odd toed ungulates. Although they are all called this, horses have only a single hoof which are not toes, but the tapir has three toes on the back legs and four on the front. The rhino has three toes on the front and back legs. All of them have elongated faces and

  • Evolution Of Dolphins

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    “The process of evolution can be very slow, and allows living creatures to develop an anatomy that is structured for them to thrive” (Dolphin Evolution). Evolution is the gradual development of a creature, especially from a simple to a more complex organism. Many mammals have evolved from one animal to another. For instance, dolphins has evolved from land animals to ocean animals. All of the dolphins belong to the cetacean family, which also include whales, dolphins and porpoises. Dolphins are now

  • A Pig Is Any Of The Creatures

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    A pig is any of the creatures in the variety Sus, inside of the Suidae group of even-toed ungulates. Pigs incorporate the household pig and its predecessor, the normal Eurasian wild hog, alongside different species; related animals outside the variety incorporate the peccary, the babirusa, and the warthog. Pigs, similar to all suids, are local to the Eurasian and African landmasses. Adolescent pigs are known as piglets. Pigs are omnivores and are exceedingly social and insightful creatures. Historical

  • Tropical Caribbe Climate Of The Caribbean Essay

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    Tropical –The Caribbean CLIMATE: The climate of the Caribbean is tropical but rainfall varies with elevation, size and water currents. Warm trade winds blow consistently from the east creating semi desert places on mountainous islands. Occasional north westerlies affect the northern islands in the winter. The area has year round sunshine, divided into dry and wet seasons, with the first half of the year being drier than the second half. The average temperature is 23 degrees Celsius. SOIL: There

  • Archaeology Notes

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    numerous microbes such as bacteria and insects accelerate the decomposition process. As the decomposition goes on, scavenging animals such as hyenas may consume the soft tissues and in some cases even chew on the bones. Eventually, only the most durable tissues such as dense bones remain. However, in some cases even the dense bones may disappear due to erosion and trampling. To become a fossil, part of the organism must be preserved by burial, a natural process by which

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