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Trichechus Linnaeus 1758 (manatee)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - 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: Manatidae according to W. Turner 1912

Sister taxa: Miosireninae, Ribodon, Trichechinae, Halicorina, Rytinina

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

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore