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Dioplotherium manigaulti Cope 1883 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

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

Belongs to Dioplotherium according to M. Voss 2014

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