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Family Trichechinae Gray 1825 (placental)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Trichechidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64973

Alternative spellings: Trichechidae, Trichecidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1825. An outline of an attempt at the disposition of Mammalia into Tribes and Families, with a list of genera apparently appertaining to each Tribe. Annals of Philosophy, new series 10:337-344

Parent taxon: Trichechidae according to M. Voss 2014

Sister taxa: Manatus aequatorialis, Manatus vulgaris, Miosireninae, Rytinina, Halicorina

Subtaxa: Potamosiren, Ribodon, Trichechina, Trichechus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore