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Metaxytherium lovisati Capellini 1886 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 65031

Alternative combinations: Metaxitherium lovisati, Metaxytherium lovisatoi

Full reference: G. Capellini. 1886. Sopra resti di un isrenio fossile (Metaxytherium lovisati, Cap.) Raccolti a Monte Fiocca Presso Sassari in Sardegna. Memoria della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Instituto di Bologna, series IV 7:39-53

Belongs to Metaxytherium according to D. P. Domning 1996

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Sassari, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in Italy

Ecology: scansorial insectivore