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Hydrodamalis gigas Zimmermann 1780 (Steller's sea cow)

Osteichthyes - Sirenia - Dugongidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53136

Alternative combinations: Manati gigas, Manatus gigas, Rhytina gigas, Rytina gigas

Synonyms: Hydrodamalis stelleri Retzius 1794 (no. 86922), Manati balaenurus Boddaert 1785 (no. 86919), Nepus stelleri Retzius 1794 (no. 86927), Rhytina stelleri Brandt 1849 (no. 134387), Rhytina stellerus Brandt 1849 (no. 98969), Rhytine stelleri Retzius 1794 (no. 86932), Rytina balaenurus Boddaert 1785 (no. 86925), Rytina cetacea Illiger 1815 (no. 86929), Rytina stelleri Retzius 1794 (no. 306664)

Full reference: E. A. W. Zimmermann. 1780. Geographische geschichte des menschen un der vierfüssigen Thiere, Zweiter Band. 1-432

Belongs to Hydrodamalis according to M. Voss 2014

Sister taxa: Hydrodamalis cuestae, Haligyna borealis

Type specimens:

  • Hydrodamalis gigas: none designated
  • Hydrodamalis stelleri:
  • Manati balaenurus:
  • Rhytina stellerus:
  • Rytina cetacea:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore