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  • noun Plural form of chevrotain.


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  • We now know that these restorations are wildly inaccurate, as associated pakicetid skeletons show that these mammals weren’t all that different, superficially, from basal ‘slinker-type’ artiodactyls such as chevrotains, small deer and basal Eocene forms (Thewissen et al. 2001).

    Archive 2006-02-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • The chevrotains, of course, are not true ruminants, as are the Pecora.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIV No 3 1988


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