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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ruminantia, suborder Ruminantianoun

    cattle; bison; sheep; goats; antelopes; deer; chevrotains; giraffes; camels

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruminantia

    a division of Artiodactyla having four stomachs. This division includes the camels, deer, antelopes, goats, sheep, neat cattle, and allies

  2. Etymology: [NL.]


  1. Ruminantia

    Ruminantia includes many of the well-known large grazing or browsing mammals: among them cattle, goats, sheep, deer, and antelope. All members of the Ruminantia are ruminants: they digest food in two steps, chewing and swallowing in the normal way to begin with, and then regurgitating the semi-digested cud to re-chew it and thus extract the maximum possible food value. Not all ruminants belong to the Ruminantia. Camels and llamas are among the exceptions, a suborder known as Tylopoda. Also, there are a number of other large grazing mammals that, while not strictly ruminants, have similar adaptations for surviving on large quantities of low-grade food. Kangaroos and horses are examples. ⁕ORDER ARTIODACTYLA ⁕Suborder Suina: pigs and peccaries ⁕Suborder Tylopoda: camels and llamas ⁕Suborder Cetruminantia: ruminants and whales and hippos ⁕unranked Ruminantia ⁕Infraorder Tragulina ⁕Family †Prodremotheriidae ⁕Family †Hypertragulidae ⁕Family †Praetragulidae ⁕Family †Protoceratidae ⁕Family Tragulidae: chevrotains, 6 living species in 4 genera ⁕Family †Archaeomerycidae ⁕Family †Lophiomerycidae ⁕Infraorder Pecora ⁕Family Cervidae: deer and moose, 49 living species in 16 generaFamily †GelocidaeFamily †PalaeomerycidaeFamily †HoplitomerycidaeFamily †ClimacoceratidaeFamily Giraffidae: giraffe and okapi, 2 living species in 2 generaFamily Antilocapridae: pronghorn, one living species in one genusFamily †LeptomerycidaeFamily Moschidae: musk deer, 4 living species in one genusFamily Bovidae: cattle, goats, sheep, and antelope, 135 living species in 48 genera

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruminantia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruminantia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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