Hydrodamalis gigas Zimmermann 1780 (Steller's sea cow)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Alternative combinations: Manati gigas, Manatus gigas, Rhytina gigas, Rytina gigas

Synonyms: Hydrodamalis stelleri Retzius 1794, Manati balaenurus Boddaert 1785, Nepus stelleri Retzius 1794, Rhytina stelleri Brandt 1849, Rhytina stellerus Brandt 1849, Rhytine stelleri Retzius 1794, Rytina balaenurus Boddaert 1785, Rytina cetacea Illiger 1815, Rytina stelleri Retzius 1794

Full reference: E. A. W. Zimmermann. 1780. Geographische geschichte des menschen un der vierf├╝ssigen Thiere, Zweiter Band. 1-432

Belongs to Hydrodamalis according to M. Voss 2014

See also Abel 1904, Brandt 1849, Domning 1978, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Domning 2008, Fischer 1829, Forsten and Youngman 1982, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lydekker 1887, Palmer 1895, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1898, Turner 1912, Woodward 1885, Zimmermann 1780 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Hydrodamalis cuestae, Haligyna borealis

Type specimens:

  • Hydrodamalis gigas: none designated
  • Hydrodamalis stelleri:
  • Manati balaenurus:
  • Rhytina stellerus:
  • Rytina cetacea:

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (2 collections), the Russian Federation (2), United States (8: Alaska, California)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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