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Rytiodus Lartet 1866 (placental)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36899

Alternative spelling: Rhytiodus

Synonym: Thelriope Pilleri 1987 [objective synonym] (taxon 86502)

Full reference: E. Lartet. 1866. Notes sure deux nouveaux Sireniens fossiles des terrains tertiaires du basin de la Garonne. Bulletin de la Societe Geologique du France 2(23):673-686

Parent taxon: Dugonginae according to M. Voss 2014

Sister taxa: Bharatisiren, Callistosiren, Corystosiren, Crenatosiren, Culebratherium, Dioplotherium, Domningia, Dugong, Italosiren, Kutchisiren, Xenosiren

Subtaxa: Rytiodus capgrandi, Rytiodus heali

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore