Prototherium ausetanum Balaguer and Alba 2016 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Full reference: J. Balaguer and D. M. Alba. 2016. A new dugong species (Sirenia, Dugongidae) from the Eocene of Catalonia (NE Iberian Peninsula). Comptes Rendus Palevol

Belongs to Prototherium according to J. Balaguer and D. M. Alba 2016

Sister taxa: Prototherium intermedium, Prototherium veronense

Type specimen: IPS81881a, a partial skeleton (Partial skull associated with 45 unprepared fragmentary postcranial elements). Its type locality is Mas Vilageliu, which is in a Bartonian marine horizon in the Vic-Manlleu Formation of Spain.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution: found only at Mas Vilageliu

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