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Metaxytherium riveroi Varona 1972 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 65000

Full reference: L. S. Varona. 1972. Un Dugongido del Mioceno de Cuba (Mammalia: Sirenia). Sociedad de Ciencias Naturales La Salle: Caracas, Venezuela Memoria 91(32):5-19

Belongs to Metaxytherium according to D. P. Domning 2008

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

Type specimen: DPUH 1255, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is San Antonio de Cabezas, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in the Guines Formation of Cuba.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore