Protosiren fraasi Abel 1904 (sirenian)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Protosirenidae

Alternative combinations: Eosiren fraasi, Prototherium fraasi

Full reference: O. Abel. 1904. Die Sirenen der mediterranen TertiƤrbildungen Oesterreichs. Abhandlungen der kaiserlich - koniglichen geologischen Reichsanstalt. Wien 19(2):1-223

Belongs to Protosiren according to M. Voss 2014

See also Domning 1978, Domning 1994, Domning 1996 and Domning 2008

Sister taxa: Protosiren eothene, Protosiren minima, Protosiren sattaensis, Protosiren smithae

Type specimen: CGM C.10171, a skull. Its type locality is Gebel Mokattam, lower, which is in a Lutetian open shallow subtidal limestone in the Mokattam Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore


• Eocene of Egypt (1 collection), Germany (1), Hungary (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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