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Trichechus Linnaeus 1758 (manatee)

Amniota - Therapsida - Trichechidae

Synonyms: Halipaedisca Gistel 1848, Manatus Brunnich 1772, Neodermus Rafinesque 1815, Oxystomus Fischer von Waldheim 1803

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

Parent taxon: Trichechinae according to M. Voss 2014

Sister taxa: Potamosiren, Ribodon, Trichechina

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

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore