Potamosiren magdalenensis Savage 1951 (manatee)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Trichechidae

Alternative combination: Ribodon magdalenensis

Synonyms: Felsinotherium ortegense Kellogg 1966 [objective synonym], Metaxytherium ortegense Kellogg 1966

Full reference: D. E. Savage. 1951. Report on Fossil Vertebrates from the Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia. Science 114(2955):186-187

Belongs to Potamosiren according to M. Voss 2014

See also Cozzuol 1996, Domning 1982, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Fondi and Pacini 1974, Kellogg 1966 and Reinhart 1951

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Potamosiren magdalenensis: UCMP 39471, a mandible
  • Felsinotherium ortegense:
  • Metaxytherium ortegense: USNM 10870, a maxilla. Its type locality is Ortega, which is in a Laventan marine mudstone in the Honda Formation of Colombia.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Colombia (6 collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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