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†subfamily Hydrodamalinae Palmer 1895 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53133

Alternative spelling: Hydrodamalidae

Synonyms: Rhytinea Brandt 1846 (no. 86909), Rytinadae Gray 1843 (no. 86907), Rytineae Brandt 1833 (no. 86905), Rytinidae Girard 1852 (no. 86911)

Full reference: T. S. Palmer. 1895. The earliest name for Steller's sea cow and Dugong. Science 2(40):449-450

Parent taxon: Dugongidae according to D. P. Domning 2008

Sister taxa: Anisosiren, Caribosiren, Dugonginae, Eosiren, Eotheroides, Halitheriinae, Halitherium, Halitherium alleni, Halitherium antillense, Halitherium taulannense, Indosiren, Kaupitherium, Lentiarenium, Metaxytherium, Miodugong, Nanosiren, Paralitherium, Priscosiren, Prohalicore, Rytiodinae, Sirenavus, Trachytherium

Subtaxa: Dusisiren, Hydrodamalis

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore