name = Ancylopods
phylum = Chordata
superfamilia = Chalicotherioidea
Ancylopoda, is a group of
mammals in the Perissodactylathat show long, curved and cleft claws. Morphological evidence indicates the Ancylopoda diverged from the tapirs, rhinoceroses and horses ( Euperissodactyla) after the Brontotheria, however earlier authoritites such as Osbornsometimes considered the Ancylopoda to be outside Perissodactyla or, as was popular more recently, to be related to Brontotheria.
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