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Metaxytherium albifontanum Velez-Juarbe and Domning 2014 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 289540

Full reference: J. Velez-Juarbe and D. P. Domning. 2014. Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean region. IX. Metaxytherium albifontanum, sp. nov. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(2):444-464

Belongs to Metaxytherium according to J. Velez-Juarbe and D. P. Domning 2014

Sister taxa: Felsinotherium gunteri, Metaxytherium aquitaniae, Metaxytherium arctodites, Metaxytherium beaumontii, Metaxytherium crataegense, Metaxytherium floridanum, Metaxytherium krahuletzi, Metaxytherium lovisati, Metaxytherium medium, Metaxytherium meyeri, Metaxytherium riveroi, Metaxytherium serresii, Metaxytherium subapenninum

Type specimen: UF 49051, a partial skeleton (skull and partial skeleton). Its type locality is White Springs 1A, marine, which is in a Chattian marine dolomite in the Parachucla Formation of Florida.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore