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Callistosiren boriquensis

Mammalia - Dugongidae

Taxonomy
Callistosiren boriquensis was named by Velez-Juarbe and Domning (2015). Its type specimen is USNM 540765, a skull (virtually complete adult skull, including the periotic, malleus, incus, and stapes from the left side), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Quebrada Collazo, which is in a Chattian marine limestone in the Lares Limestone Formation of Puerto Rico. It is the type species of Callistosiren.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2015Callistosiren boriquensis Velez-Juarbe and Domning p. 2 figs. Figs. 1-10

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Pansirenia
Sirenia()
familyDugongidae
subfamilyDugonginae
genusCallistosiren
speciesboriquensis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticf
Diet: herbivoref
Reproduction: viviparousf
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-06-08 12:11:09
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Domning 1978, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Chattian or 28.10000 to 23.03000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Chattian28.1 - 23.03USA (Puerto Rico) Callistosiren boriquensis (type locality: 165748)