Why are domestic cows and pigs classified in the same order? What characteristics do they share?
- Pearl LLv 711 months ago
maybe cause theyre similar
- MARKLv 711 months ago
They are in the same order because they are ungulates, i.e. hoofed-mammals. Cattle (bovids) and domestic pigs (suids) are even-toed ungulates so are in the order Artiodactyla. The odd-toed ungulates are the Perissodactlya.
The following are also regarded as ungulates: elephants (Proboscidea), hyraxes (Hyracoidea) and mantees and dugongs (Sirenia).
- MurzyLv 711 months ago
They are farm animals.
- 11 months ago
They are food and they would not exist if they were not food.
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- wobafettyLv 611 months ago
Their hooves are a similarity. It's not restricted to just domesticated animals. They're part of the order artiodactyla.