Nanosiren Domning and Aguilera 2008 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Full reference: D. P. Domning and O. A. Aguilera. 2008. Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbeaan Region. VIII. Nanosiren garciae, gen. et sp. nov. and Nanosiren sanchezi, sp. nov. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(2):479-500

Parent taxon: Dugongidae according to D. P. Domning 2018

See also Berta 2017 and Domning and Aguilera 2008

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

Subtaxa: Nanosiren garciae Nanosiren sanchezi

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Type: Nanosiren garciae

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Mexico (1 collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Chile (1), Cuba (1), Peru (1), Puerto Rico (1), United States (5: Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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