Miodugong Deraniyagala 1969 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Full reference: P. E. P. Deraniyagala. 1969. A Miocene vertebrate faunule from the Malu member of Ceylon. Spolia Zeylanica 31(II):1-17

Parent taxon: Dugongidae according to D. P. Domning 1996

See also Berta 2017, Deraniyagala 1969, Deraniyagala 1969 and Sahni and Mitra 1980

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

Subtaxa: Miodugong brevicranius

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution: found only at Marine Miocene Ceylon Collection (Miocene of Sri Lanka)

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