PaleoDB taxon number: 53130
Alternative combinations: Dioplotherium manigaultii, Metaxytherium manigaulti, Metaxytherium manigaultii
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
Sister taxon: Dioplotherium allisoni
Type specimen: ChM PV2896, a skull. Its type locality is Wando River, which is in a Miocene coastal horizon in South Carolina.
Ecology: scansorial insectivore