Hydrodamalis Retzius 1794 (Steller's sea cow)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Invalid subtaxa: Dystomus Fischer von Waldheim 1813, Haligyna Billberg 1827, Manati Steller 1774 [replaced name], Nepus Fischer von Waldheim 1814, Rhytina Berthold 1827, Rhytine Burmeister 1837 [objective synonym], Rytina Illiger 1811, Sirene Link 1794, Stellerus Desmarest 1822

Full reference: A. J. Retzius. 1794. Anmärkningar vid Genus Trichechi. Kongl. Vetenskaps Academiens nya handlingar 2(15):286-300

Parent taxon: Hydrodamalinae according to M. Voss 2014

See also Abel 1919, Berta 2017, Brandt 1849, Bronn 1853, Domning 1978, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Domning 2008, Domning 2018, Fischer 1829, Forsten and Youngman 1982, Gill 1872, Gray 1825, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Hay 1902, Heal 1973, Illiger 1811, Kretzoi 1941, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lydekker 1887, Melville 1985, Palmer 1904, Pictet 1853, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1932, Trouessart 1898, Turner 1912 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxon: Dusisiren

Subtaxa: Haligyna borealis Hydrodamalis cuestae Hydrodamalis gigas

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Type: Manati gigas

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (5 collections), the Russian Federation (3), United States (9: Alaska, California)

• Pliocene of Japan (5), Mexico (2), United States (8: California)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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