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The primitive ungulates

  • J. E. Webb
  • J. A. Wallwork
  • J. H. Elgood
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Part of the Classification guides book series (CLASSGUID)

Abstract

A number of archaic, plant-eating ungulates appeared in the Palaeocene, flourished in both the Old World and the New and then largely became extinct by the end of the Pliocene. However, a few of their relations still exist one of which is the aardvark or Cape anteater. This animal represents a very ancient independent offshoot from the protungulate stock and, apart from its specialised mode of feeding, retains unchanged many of the features present in the early eutherians.

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© J. E. Webb, J. A. Wallwork, J. H. Elgood 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Webb
    • 1
  • J. A. Wallwork
    • 1
  • J. H. Elgood
    • 2
  1. 1.Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.University of IbadanNigeria

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