sorkka- ja kavioeläin

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sorkka- ja kavioeläin

  1. ungulate

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Usage notes[edit]

Ungulates used to be called kavioeläimet in zoology, and the perissodactyls were called varsinaiset kavioeläimet (true ungulates). This caused confusion as in common Finnish the word kavio refers strictly to a single-toed hoof and the word sorkka to an even-toed hoof. In regulation sorkka- ja kavioeläin is used as equivalent to "ungulate".

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