FANDOM


Ruminantia
Temporal range: Late Eocene - Holocene
Deer.jpg
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Ruminantia
Scopoli, 1777
Families

Ruminantia is a suborder that includes cattle, goats, sheep, deer, giraffes, and antelope.  They are called ruminants because they chew food, swallow it, and later regurgitate the food so they can chew it again.  The only ruminants that are not in Ruminantia are Tylopods.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.