Perissodactyla is an order of mammals that includes odd-toed ungulates such as horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs. They have an odd number of toes on each foot, typically three or four. They have long legs and a long neck, and their bodies are covered in fur. They inhabit a variety of habitats, including grasslands, forests, and deserts. Their lifespan ranges from 20 to 40 years, depending on the species. The current population of Perissodactyla is estimated to be around 4,000 species.
Name Origin: The name Perissodactyla is derived from the Greek words perissos, meaning "odd", and daktylos, meaning "finger" or "toe". This is in reference to the animals' characteristic of having an odd number of toes on each foot, with either three or one toes on each hind foot.
Related Species: Equus ferus, Equus caballus, Equus asinus, Tapirus terrestris, Rhinocerotidae, Hippopotamidae