Dusisiren jordani Kellogg 1925

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Alternative combinations: Halianassa jordani, Metaxytherium jordani

Synonyms: Halianassa vanderhoofi Reinhart 1959, Metaxytherium vanderhoofi Reinhart 1959

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1925. A new fossil sirenian from Santa Barbara County, California. Carnegie Institution of Washington 348:9-11

Belongs to Dusisiren according to M. Voss 2014

See also Boessenecker 2011, Domning 1978, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Domning 2008, Fondi and Pacini 1974, Hay 1930, Reinhart 1951, Reinhart 1959 and Shikama and Domning 1970

Sister taxa: Dusisiren dewana, Dusisiren reinharti, Dusisiren takasatensis

Type specimens:

  • Dusisiren jordani: USNM 11051, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Lompoc Quarry, which is in a Tortonian basinal (siliciclastic) diatomite in the Monterey Formation of California.
  • Halianassa vanderhoofi: UCMP 3794, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Bean Creek 1, which is in a Tortonian shoreface sandstone/shale in the Santa Margarita Formation of California.


• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Miocene of United States (9: California)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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