drawings of various species of two-toed and three-toed ungulates such as
rhino, moose, horse, tapir, deer, goat and others. All illustrations are
hand drawn and expertly rendered. All images are available in both line
art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper
are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the
ungulate you're looking for please contact the artist to make a
Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For
more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an
email to the artist.
The ungulate drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
Ungulates is a term that I only became familiar with as I started to draw more and more unusual animals. I was unsure in what category animals like the camel should go into. The term is one I'm still in the process of fully understanding, and it seems that there might not be a complete consensus as to what is or isn't an ungulate. Regardless, it's nice to be able to group some of these hoofed mammals together. If I have misidentified an animal here as an ungulate, and it isn't one please drop me an email. Also, if I have excluded one that should be here please let me know about that too. If you would like to see an ungulate here that I haven't yet drawn, you may request it by sending me an email. Please be specific as to the species.
Ungulates - which means "being hoofed" or "hoofed animal" include several groups of mammals, most of which have toes that tapir to rigid hooves that the animal puts all or most of it's weight on. Ungulates may be either odd-toed or even-toed. Native ungulates are found on all continents except Antarctica and Australia (except where they have been introduced by humans as in the case of goats, sheep, llama and other domesticated animals) and in virtually all terrestrial environments from dense tropical forests, to savanna grasslands, arid deserts to rugged mountains to the tundra. There some disagreement on what exactly an ungulate is in regards to either being a cladistic or evolution based group or a "folk taxon" which means the animals are similar but not necessarily related. Ungulates also have reduced canine teeth, molars with low and rounded cusps, ankle bones at the end of the leg and a short, stocky head. They are a very ancient group of animals, dating back as far as the late Cretaceous. Nearly all ungulates are herbivores, but there are some omnivores and even a few carnivores as in the case of some of the whales - although some do not consider whales as part of the group - only land mammals with hooves.