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Perissodactyla
African Rhinoceros
A White Rhino.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Perissodactyla

Perissodactyla is an order from the Mammalia class. The middle toe on each hoof is usually larger than its neighbours.

Characteristics

The living perissodactyls are a diverse group. At one extreme are the lithe and graceful horses; on another, the huge, tank-like rhinoceroses; and in the middle, the vaguely pig-like tapirs. All extant perissodactyls are large, from the 180-kg Mountain Tapir to the 2,300-kg White Rhinoceros.

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