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Metaxytherium aquitaniae Pilleri 1987 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64995

Full reference: G. Pilleri. 1987. The Sirenia of the Swiss Molasse 1-114

Belongs to Metaxytherium according to D. P. Domning 1996

Sister taxa: Felsinotherium gunteri, Metaxytherium albifontanum, Metaxytherium arctodites, Metaxytherium beaumontii, Metaxytherium crataegense, Metaxytherium floridanum, Metaxytherium krahuletzi, Metaxytherium lovisati, Metaxytherium medium, Metaxytherium meyeri, Metaxytherium riveroi, Metaxytherium serresii, Metaxytherium subapenninum

Type specimen: NHMB 09.917/1926, a partial skull (skull cap and cast of the dorsal endocranium). Its type locality is Gans, which is in an Aquitanian marine horizon in France.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore