Trichechus Linnaeus 1758 (manatee)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Trichechidae

Synonyms: Halipaedisca Gistel 1848, Manatus Brunnich 1772, Neodermus Rafinesque 1815, Oxystomus Fischer von Waldheim 1803

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Trichechinae according to M. Voss 2014

See also Abel 1919, Bergqvist et al. 1999, Berta 2017, Brandt 1849, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cope 1890, De Kay 1842, Domning 1978, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Domning 2018, Fischer 1829, Gill 1872, Gray 1821, Gray 1825, Gray 1850, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Heal 1973, Husar 1977, Husar 1978, Illiger 1811, Kretzoi 1941, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Linnaeus 1758, Nordmann 1860, Palmer 1904, Paula Couto 1956, Pictet 1853, Rhoads 1903, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Vidal 1991 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Potamosiren, Ribodon, Trichechina

Subtaxa: Trichechus inunguis Trichechus manatus Trichechus senegalensis

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Liberia (1), United States (7: Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Miocene of Brazil (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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