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

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.

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