even toed ungulate

anonymous asked:

Maybe we should start calling cetaceans "sea cows" since they're actually artiodactyls like land cows.

Listen, I would be behind this idea 100%, but sea cows already exist, and it’s the worst

Not that sirenians are the worst, obviously, because if you think manatees are the worst I’ll fight you, but come on, they’re the ONLY obligately marine mammals that AREN’T EVEN MODERATELY CLOSELY RELATED TO COWS, AND YET

Whales, dolphins, porpoises, etc are all descended from an even-toed ungulate, in the same order as cows, giraffes, bison, reindeer, and all the other little cetartiodactyls you can think of. So, super understandable to call them sea cows! But we don’t. We save that name for the sirenians, who, on the other hand, are more closely related to elephants and hyraxes. Of course.

I’d even be alright with pushing for english to adopt the nomenclature of a few other languages and call the hippo a sea cow - at least its an even-toed ungulate, even if it is primarily a freshwater animal. Frankly, it would be better than the other common name for hippos, “water horse”, when EVERYBODY KNOWS that HORSES are QUITE CLEARLY in the order of ODD-TOED UNGULATES. GOSH

tl;dr: Whales are sea cows, manatees are sea elephants, and hippos are just the worst

Goat vocabulary - Ziegenvokabular (German)

For my dear @nnapulitanerd to get you fluent as fast as possible. 

die Ziege - the goat
das Säugetier - the mammal
der Wiederkäuer -  the ruminant
der Paarhufer -  the even-toed ungulate
die Hausziege - the domestic goat
die Wildziege - the wild goat
der Westkaukasische Steinbock - the West Caucasian tur 
der Ostkaukasische Steinbock - the East Caucasian tur
die Schraubenziege - the markhor
der Alpensteinbock - the Alpine ibex
der Syrische Steinbock - the Nubian ibex
der Iberiensteinbock - the Spanish ibex
der Sibirische Steinbock - the Siberian ibex
der Äthiopische Steinbock - the walia ibex 

das Horn - the horn
das Fell - the fur
der Huf - the hoof

das Fleisch - the meat
der Käse - the cheese
die Milch - the milk
die Wolle - the wool
das Leder - the leather

Originally posted by space-grunge

Daeodon, from the late Oligocene and early Miocene of North America (~29-19 mya). About 1.8m tall at the shoulders (6′), it was one of the last and largest of the entelodonts, a group of omnivorous even-toed ungulates with long bone-crushing jaws.

Although often called “hell pigs” or “terminator pigs”, entelodonts weren’t actually pigs at all – instead they were much more closely related to hippos, whales, and Andrewsarchus.

anonymous asked:

If you think about it 0 is an even number and cetaceans have 0 toes so them being even toed ungulates makes sense (yes I know the actual reason)

Can’t argue with that

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Hooved animals don’t get hands in Zootopia apparently. This was jarring to me at first as we’ve seen that Gazelle (gazelle) and Bogo (cape buffalo) have hoof-hands. Then I realized why there’s a difference… Giraffes, gazelles and cape buffalo, for instance, are even-toed ungulates. It makes some sense that they would have fingers in Zootopia. But zebra and donkeys (the Zootopia species we’ve seen with hooves so far) are odd-toed ungulates with one hoof per limb.

I knew Disney was doing their homework with this movie given how the fur for the many species being represented is being uniquely modeled after how it appears in real life. The team also recalled watching each animal in real life to make sure the character’s movements are authentic. But damn, they’re precise down to the toe-number!

Must suck for the horses and donkeys though. Can’t use a smart-phone with hooves.

Bison are large, even-toed ungulates in the genus Bison within the subfamily Bovinae. Two extant and four extinct species are recognized. Of the four extinct species, three were North American: Bison antiquus, B. latifrons, and B. occidentalis .