Priscosiren Velez-Juarbe and Domning 2014 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Full reference: J. Velez-Juarbe and D. P. Domning. 2014. Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean region: X. Priscosiren atlantica, gen. et sp. nov. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(4):951-964

Parent taxon: Dugongidae according to M. Voss and O. Hampe 2017

See also Velez-Juarbe and Domning 2014

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

Subtaxa: Priscosiren atlantica

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Type: Priscosiren atlantica

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (2: Puerto Rico, South Carolina collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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