Dioplotherium Cope 1883 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1883. On a new extinct genus of Sirenia, from South Carolina. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1883:52-54

Parent taxon: Dugonginae according to M. Voss 2014

See also Bergqvist et al. 1999, Berta 2017, Carroll 1988, Cope 1883, Cope 1890, Domning 1978, Domning 1989, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Domning 1997, Domning 2008, Domning 2018, Hay 1902, Kretzoi 1941, Palmer 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Toledo and Domning 1991, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Velez-Juarbe et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Bharatisiren, Callistosiren, Corystosiren, Crenatosiren, Culebratherium, Domningia, Dugong, Italosiren, Kutchisiren, Norosiren, Rytiodus, Xenosiren

Subtaxa: Dioplotherium allisoni Dioplotherium manigaulti

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Type: Dioplotherium manigaulti

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Mexico (1 collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Brazil (5), Mexico (2), United States (6: California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 18 collections including 19 occurrences

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