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ARTIODACTYLA

The mammal order Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates) includes ten families:

1) Camelidae (camels and relatives)

2) Suidae (pigs)

3) Tayassuidae (peccaries)

4) Hippopotamidae (hippopotamuses)

5) Tragulidae (chevrotains or mouse deer)

6) Moschidae (Musk-deer)

7) Cervidae (deer)

8) Bovidae (hollow-horned ruminants)

9) Antilocapridae (Pronghorn)

10) Giraffidae (Giraffe and Okapi)

Molecular phylogenetic studies and other evidence (some going back to the 1880s) indicate a close relationship between Artiodactyla and Cetacea (whales). The group Cetartiodactyla is a clade composed of Cetacea + Artiodactyla.

(Lewison 2011 and references therein)

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