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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. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Stockholm) 1-823

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