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Trichechus manatus Linnaeus 1758 (manatee)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Trichechidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53129

Synonyms: Manatus americanus De Kay 1842 (no. 69231), Manatus australis Retzius 1794 (no. 102717), Manatus koellikeri Trouessart 1904 (no. 146750), Trichechus koellikeri Trouessart 1904 (no. 146749)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Trichechus according to M. Voss 2014

Sister taxa: Trichechus inunguis, Trichechus senegalensis, Manatus renggeri

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

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore