Pecora

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Pecora
Temporal range: 50–0 Ma
Early Eocene - recent
Pronghorn antelope.jpg
Pronghorn antelope
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Ruminantia
Infraorder: Pecora
Flower, 1883[1]
Families

 Cervidae
 †Gelocidae
 †Palaeomerycidae
 †Hoplitomerycidae
 †Climacoceratidae
 Giraffidae

Pecora is a family of ruminants. All pecorans, except the families Hydrotopes and Moschus have horns or antlers. "Pecora" comes from Latin meaning "horned lifestock". Some pecorans have horns, but the family Cervidae has antlers.

References[change | change source]

  1. Flower, W. On the Arrangement of the Orders and Families of Existing Mammalia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 178 -186. 1883.