Eosiren Andrews 1902 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Synonym: Archaeosiren Abel 1913

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1902. Preliminary note on some recently discovered extinct vertebrates from Egypt. (Part III). Geological Magazine Decade 4(9):291-295

Parent taxon: Dugongidae according to M. Voss 2014

See also Abel 1919, Andrews 1906, Bajpai et al. 2006, Berta 2017, Clementz et al. 2006, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Domning 2018, Domning et al. 1994, Heal 1973, Kretzoi 1941, Palmer 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Trouessart 1904, Voss and Hampe 2017 and Zittel 1925

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

Subtaxa: Eosiren abeli Eosiren imenti Eosiren libyca Eosiren stromeri

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Egypt (3 collections)

• Eocene of Egypt (14), India (1), Western Sahara (3)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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