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Subfamily Dugonginae Gray 1821 (dugong)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53125

Synonyms: Halicorinae Abel 1913 (no. 86937), Rhytiodiinae Abel 1914 (no. 202553), Rhytiodinae Abel 1914 (no. 86938), Rytiodontinae Kretzoi 1941 (no. 70771), Thelriopiinae Pilleri 1987 (no. 86503)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Dugongidae according to M. Voss et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Anisosiren, Caribosiren, Eosiren, Eotheroides, Halitheriinae, Halitherium, Halitherium alleni, Halitherium antillense, Halitherium taulannense, Hydrodamalinae, Indosiren, Kaupitherium, Lentiarenium, Metaxytherium, Miodugong, Nanosiren, Paralitherium, Priscosiren, Prohalicore, Rytiodinae, Sirenavus, Trachytherium

Subtaxa: Bharatisiren, Callistosiren, Corystosiren, Crenatosiren, Dioplotherium, Domningia, Dugong, Italosiren, Kutchisiren, Rytiodus, Xenosiren

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore