Lecture1 - Classification of Ruminant Animals Wide range of species varying in body size body shape and color wide distribution over climate and

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Classification of Ruminant Animals Wide range of species varying in body size body shape and color wide distribution over climate and vegetation zones Mouse deer: 5 to 10 lbs. 8 to 15 inches height Giraffe: 2500 lbs; 20 feet height
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Classification of Ruminant Animals Kingdom – Animal Phylum – Cordata; with a backbone Class – Mammals; produce milk Subclass – Ungulata; hooved animals Order – Artiodactyla; even-toed Suborder – Ruminantia; true ruminants Tylopoda; even-toed with fleshy pads rather than hooves Family or Suborder Genus and Subgenus Species and subspecies Ruminare Cud-chewing, even-toed, hooved mammals
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Classification of Ruminant Animals Suborder Tylopoda - Even-toed with fleshy pads rather than hooves Family – Camelidae; camels, llamas Ruminantia; true ruminants Family – Cervidae; deer, moose, elk Giraffidae; giraffes and okapi Bovidae; impalla, sheep, antelope, buffalo, goats, cattle ……
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Wide disagreement on classification at the genus, species and subspecies levels. Generally, species are differentiated if they do not interbreed, or if they do, a fertile offspring is not produced. Example:
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course ANS 5446 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Lecture1 - Classification of Ruminant Animals Wide range of species varying in body size body shape and color wide distribution over climate and

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