Artiodactyla, or cloven-hooved
mammals, include such familiar animals
as sheep, goats, camels, pigs, cows, deer, giraffes, and antelopes most
of the world's species of large land mammals are artiodactyls.
Many living artiodactyls have evolved features that are adaptive for
on open grasslands. As beasts of burden and as sources of meat, hair,
and leather, artiodactyls have assumed important roles in many cultures
around the world.
Visit DeerNet for
information on the conservation of wild artiodactyls. Or check out
Ungulate's pages on artiodactyls.