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Sirenotherium pirabense Paula Couto 1967 (placental)

Mammalia - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 64981

Alternative combination: Sirenotherium pirabensis

Full reference: C. Paula Couto. 1967. Contribuicao a paleontologia do Estado do Para. Um Sirenio na Formacao Pirabas. Atas so Simposio Sobre a Biota Amazonica 1:345-357

Belongs to Sirenia according to D. P. Domning 1996

Sister taxa: Crassitherium, Dugongidae, Dugongoidea, Manatherium, Manatus inornatus, Prorastomidae, Prorastomoidea, Protosirenidae, Pugmeodon, Rhytinidae, Sirenotherium, Sobrarbesiren, Trichechidae

Type specimen: MNRJ 2.761-V, a tooth. Its type locality is Sao Joao de Pirabas, which is in a Miocene coastal horizon in the Pirabas Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore