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†family Protosirenidae Sickenberg 1934 (sirenian)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia

PaleoDB taxon number: 43290

Alternative spelling: Protosireninae

Full reference: O. Sickenberg. 1934. Beitrage zur Kenntnis Tertiarer Sirenen. Memoires de Musee Royal D'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 63:1-352

Parent taxon: Sirenia according to D. P. Domning et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Ashokia, Libysiren, Protosiren

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore