Zooamata

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

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 Scrotifera (formerly 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 is fully supported.

Cladogram[edit]

   Laurasiatheria   

 Eulipotyphla


Scrotifera

 Chiroptera



 Cetartiodactyla


   Zooamata   

 Perissodactyla    


   Ferae   

 Carnivora



 Pholidota