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Prototherium de Zigno 1887 (placental)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36897

Alternative spelling: Halitherium (Prototherium)

Synonyms: Mesosiren Abel 1906 (no. 86894), Paraliosiren Abel 1906 (no. 86896)

Full reference: A. de Zigno. 1887. Quelques observations sur les Sireniens fossiles. Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France 3(15):728-732

Parent taxon: Halitheriinae according to J. Balaguer and D. M. Alba 2016

Sister taxa: Pachyspondylus, Prototheriidae

Subtaxa: Prototherium ausetanum, Prototherium intermedium, Prototherium veronense

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Type: Paraliosiren suessi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore