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Metaxytherium de Christol 1840 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36890

Alternative spelling: Metaxitherium

Synonyms: Cheirotherium Bruno 1839 (no. 53120), Chirotherium Bruno 1839 (no. 104055), Felsinotherium Capellini 1872 (no. 36881), Fucotherium Kaup 1840 (no. 53121), Furcotherium Kaup 1840 (no. 86866), Halianassa (no. 36882), Halysiren Kretzoi 1941 (no. 53123), Haplosiren Kretzoi 1951 (no. 66012), Hesperosiren Simpson 1932 (no. 36884), Pontotherium Kaup 1840 (no. 53122), Thalattosiren Sickenberg 1928 (no. 36902)

Full reference: J. de Christol. 1840. Nouveau genre de Cetace fossile. L'Institute 8th year(352):322-323

Parent taxon: Dugongidae according to M. Voss 2014

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

Subtaxa: Felsinotherium gunteri, Metaxytherium albifontanum, Metaxytherium aquitaniae, Metaxytherium arctodites, Metaxytherium beaumontii, Metaxytherium crataegense, Metaxytherium floridanum, Metaxytherium krahuletzi, Metaxytherium lovisati, Metaxytherium medium, Metaxytherium meyeri, Metaxytherium riveroi, Metaxytherium serresii, Metaxytherium subapenninum

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore