Dusisiren dewana Takahashi et al. 1986 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Full reference: S. Takahashi, D. P. Domning, and T. Saito. 1986. Dusisiren dewana, n. sp. (Mammalia: Sirenia), a new ancestor of Stellers sea cow from the upper Miocene of Yamagata prefecture, northeastern Japan. Transactions and Proceedings of the Palaeontological Society of Japan N. S. 141:296-321

Belongs to Dusisiren according to M. Voss 2014

See also Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Domning 2008, Domning and Furusawa 1995, Furusawa 2005, Furusawa and Kohno 1994 and Takahashi et al. 1986

Sister taxa: Dusisiren jordani, Dusisiren reinharti, Dusisiren takasatensis

Type specimen: no number, a skeleton. Its type locality is Yoh Iron Bridge, which is in a Tortonian marine sandstone in the Hongo Formation of Japan.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore


• Pliocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Miocene of Japan (1), United States (2: California)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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