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Metaxytherium krahuletzi Deperet 1895 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 65030

Alternative combination: Metaxitherium krahuletzi

Synonyms: Halianassa studeri Meyer 1837 (no. 85997), Halitherium studeri Meyer 1837 (no. 86761), Manatus studeri Meyer 1837 (no. 86760), Metaxitherium studeri Meyer 1837 (no. 146888), Metaxytherium argoviense Pilleri 1987 (no. 86763), Metaxytherium christoli Fitzinger 1899 (no. 86699), Metaxytherium studeri Meyer 1837 (no. 147312), Thalattosiren studeri Meyer 1837 (no. 86762)

Full reference: C. Deperet. 1895. Uber die Fauna von miocanen Wirbeltheieren aus der ersten Mediterranstufe von Eggenburg. Sitzb. Math-Nat. Cl. Ak. Wiss. Wien 104(1):395-416

Belongs to Metaxytherium according to M. Voss 2014

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

Subtaxa: Metaxytherium krahuletzi excelsum

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Type specimens:

  • Metaxytherium krahuletzi: G II 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 34, a set of teeth. Its type locality is Eggenburg, which is in a Burdigalian marine horizon in the Burgeschleinitz Formation of Austria.
  • Halianassa studeri: Mus. Naturgesch. Bern, unnumbered, a maxilla. Its type locality is Magenwil, which is in a Burdigalian marine sandstone in Switzerland.
  • Metaxytherium argoviense: NHMBe unnumbered, a partial skull (skull cap).
  • Metaxytherium christoli:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore