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Zooamata

Zooamata
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Plains Zebras
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Magnorder: Boreoeutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
(unranked): Zooamata
Orders

Carnivora
Perissodactyla
Pholidota

Zooamata is a proposed clade of mammals consisting of Ferae (carnivores and pangolins) and Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulates). Together with Cetartiodactyla (even-toed ungulates and whales) and chiroptera (bats) it forms Ferungulata, and is part of Laurasiatheria. The name is constructed from Greek and Latin to mean "animal friends", a reference to the inclusion of cats, dogs, and horses.

A conflicting proposal links the Perissodactyla and Cetartiodactyla in a clade named Euungulata. Both proposals are based on molecular evidence, but neither of these clades nor Ferungulata is well supported. Regardless of the subclassification, all Ferungulate groups are part of Laurasiatheria.

Cladogram

   Laurasiatheria   

 Eulipotyphla


   Ferungulata   
   Pegasoferae   

 Chiroptera


   Zooamata   
   Ferae   

 Carnivora



 Pholidota




 Perissodactyla    





 Cetartiodactyla






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