ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Family Trichechidae Gill 1871 (manatee)

Amniota - Therapsida

Alternative spelling: Trichecidae

Invalid subtaxa: Halicorea Brandt 1846, Halicoreae Brandt 1833 [objective synonym], Manatida Brandt 1868 [objective synonym], Manatidae [objective synonym], Manatoidea Gill 1872 [objective synonym], Manatus aequatorialis Lacépède 1799 [invalid subgroup], Manatus vulgaris Domning 1996 [invalid subgroup], Trichechoidea Gill 1871 [objective synonym]

Full reference: T. Gill. 1871. Arrangement of the Families of Mammals. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 11(230):1-98

Parent taxon: Sirenia according to D. P. Domning 2008

Sister taxa: Dugongidae, Dugongoidea, Prorastomidae, Prorastomoidea, Protosirenidae, Rhytinidae

Subtaxa: Halicorina, Miosireninae, Rytinina, Trichechinae

View classification

Ecology: aquatic herbivore