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Trichechus Linnaeus 1758 (manatee)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Trichechidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36903

Synonyms: Halipaedisca Gistel 1848 (no. 53128), Manatus Brunnich 1772 (no. 36889), Neodermus Rafinesque 1815 (no. 53127), Oxystomus Fischer von Waldheim 1803 (no. 86605)

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)

Parent taxon: Trichechinae according to M. Voss 2014

Sister taxa: Potamosiren, Ribodon, Trichechina

Subtaxa: Manatus renggeri, Trichechus inunguis, Trichechus manatus, Trichechus senegalensis

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore