Sirenia

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Sirenia
Temporal range: Early EoceneHolocene, 55.8–0 Ma
Sirenia Diversity.jpg
Clockwise from upper left: West Indian manatee, African manatee, Steller's sea cow, dugong, Amazonian manatee
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Superorder: Afrotheria
Clade: Paenungulata
Clade: Tethytheria
Order: Sirenia
Illiger, 1811
Families

Dugongidae
Trichechidae
Prorastomidae
Protosirenidae

Sirenia distribution.png
West Indian in green, Amazonian in red, African in orange, dugong in blue, Steller's sea cow circled (yellow)
Synonyms[1]
List of synonyms

Sirenia is an order of herbivorous mammals. In this order are the dugong and three species of manatee.

Taxonomy[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Shoshani 2005.

Other websites[change | change source]

Data related to Sirenia at Wikispecies
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