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Dugong Lacépède 1799 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53124

Synonyms: Amblychilus Fischer von Waldheim 1814 (no. 86944), Dugongidus Gray 1821 (no. 86946), Dugungus Tiedemann 1808 (no. 86943), Halicora Fleming 1822 (no. 86947), Halicore (no. 86539), Platystomus Fischer von Waldheim 1803 (no. 86941)

Full reference: B. G. E. Lacépède. 1799. Tabeau les divisions, sous-divisions, ordres et genres des mammiferes.

Parent taxon: Dugonginae according to M. Voss 2014

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

Subtaxa: Dugong dugon

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore