Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs

Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs

Order : Perissodactyla

  odd toed ungulates The members of the order of Perissodactyla all have an odd number of toes on their hooves. Living members are from the families Equidae (horses, asses, zebra's), Tapiridae (tapirs) and Rhinocerotidae (rhinoceroses). If you are interested in extinct species, about 10 million years after the dinosaurs died out, the order of Perissodactyla began to rise, with bizarre species like the Chalicothere or check out this giant extinct rhino (twice the size of an elephant).

Featured members are:

- the donkey

- the horse

- the zebra

- the brazillian tapir

- the white rhinoceros

- the black rhinoceros

- the indian rhinoceros

Animals in the order Perissodactyla

White rhinoceros
Sumatran rhinoceros
Black rhinoceros
Grevy's zebra
Mountain zebra
Javan rhinoceros
Indian rhinoceros
Baird's tapir
Malayan tapir
Mountain tapir
Brazilian tapir or South American tapir
Burchell's zebra
Animal Diversity on Perissodactyla - great starting point for the "odd-toed"

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