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†family Prorastomidae Cope 1889 (sirenian)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia

PaleoDB taxon number: 43285

Alternative spelling: Prorastominae

Synonym: Prorastomatidae Flower and Lydekker 1891 [objective synonym] (taxon 84574)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1889. Synopsis of the families of Vertebrata. The American Naturalist 23:1-29

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

Sister taxa: Crassitherium, Dugongidae, Dugongoidea, Manatherium, Manatus inornatus, Prorastomoidea, Protosirenidae, Pugmeodon, Rhytinidae, Sirenotherium, Sirenotherium pirabense, Sobrarbesiren, Trichechidae

Subtaxa: Pezosiren, Prorastomus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore