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Trichechus manatus Linnaeus 1758 (manatee)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Trichechidae

Synonyms: Manatus americanus De Kay 1842, Manatus australis Retzius 1794, Manatus koellikeri Trouessart 1904, Trichechus koellikeri Trouessart 1904

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Lars Salvius, Stockholm)

Belongs to Trichechus according to M. Voss 2014

Sister taxa: Trichechus senegalensis, Manatus renggeri, Manatus inunguis

Subtaxa: Trichechus manatus bakerorum, Trichechus manatus latirostris, Trichechus manatus manatus

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore