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Halitherium Kaup 1838 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36883

Synonym: Halytherium Kaup 1838 [replaced name] (taxon 85995)

Full reference: J. J. Kaup. 1838. [Über die Zähne von Halitherium und Dugong]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefaktenkunde 1838:536

Parent taxon: Dugongidae according to M. Voss 2014

Sister taxa: Anisosiren, Caribosiren, Dugonginae, Eosiren, Eotheroides, Halitheriinae, Halitherium alleni, Halitherium antillense, Halitherium taulannense, Hydrodamalinae, Indosiren, Kaupitherium, Lentiarenium, Metaxytherium, Miodugong, Nanosiren, Paralitherium, Priscosiren, Prohalicore, Rytiodinae, Sirenavus, Trachytherium

Subtaxa: Halitherium schinzii, Manatus renggeri

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Type: Crenatosiren olseni

Ecology: scansorial insectivore