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Dioplotherium Cope 1883 (placental)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36878

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1883. On a new extinct genus of Sirenia, from South Carolina. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1883:52-54

Parent taxon: Dugonginae according to M. Voss 2014

Sister taxa: Bharatisiren, Callistosiren, Corystosiren, Crenatosiren, Culebratherium, Domningia, Dugong, Italosiren, Kutchisiren, Norosiren, Rytiodus, Xenosiren

Subtaxa: Dioplotherium allisoni, Dioplotherium manigaulti

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Type: Dioplotherium manigaulti

Ecology: scansorial insectivore