Prototherium de Zigno 1887 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Alternative spelling: Halitherium (Prototherium)

Synonyms: Mesosiren Abel 1906, Paraliosiren Abel 1906

Full reference: A. de Zigno. 1887. Quelques observations sur les Sireniens fossiles. Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France 3(15):728-732

Parent taxon: Halitheriinae according to J. Balaguer and D. M. Alba 2016

See also Abel 1919, Berta 2017, Bizzotto 1983, Carroll 1988, de Zigno 1887, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Domning 2018, Heal 1973, Kretzoi 1941, Pilleri et al. 1989, Sepkoski 2002, Voss 2014 and Voss and Hampe 2017

Sister taxa: Pachyspondylus, Prototheriidae, Stegosiren

Subtaxa: Prototherium ausetanum Prototherium intermedium Prototherium veronense

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Type: Paraliosiren suessi

Ecology: aquatic herbivore


• Oligocene of Germany (1 collection)

• Eocene of Italy (4), Somalia (1), Spain (12)

Total: 18 collections including 23 occurrences

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