Metaxytherium krahuletzi Deperet 1895 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Alternative combination: Metaxitherium krahuletzi

Synonyms: Halianassa studeri Meyer 1837, Halitherium studeri Meyer 1837, Manatus studeri Meyer 1837, Metaxitherium studeri Meyer 1837, Metaxytherium argoviense Pilleri 1987, Metaxytherium christoli Fitzinger 1899, Metaxytherium studeri Meyer 1837, Thalattosiren studeri Meyer 1837

Full reference: C. Deperet. 1895. Uber die Fauna von miocanen Wirbeltheieren aus der ersten Mediterranstufe von Eggenburg. Sitzb. Math-Nat. Cl. Ak. Wiss. Wien 104(1):395-416

Belongs to Metaxytherium according to M. Voss 2014

See also Abel 1904, Bronn 1853, Daxner-Hoeck 1971, Deperet 1895, Domning 1987, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Fondi and Pacini 1974, Pilleri 1987, Samonds et al. 2019, Schlosser 1902, Studer 1898, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Felsinotherium gunteri, Metaxytherium albifontanum, Metaxytherium aquitaniae, Metaxytherium arctodites, Metaxytherium beaumontii, Metaxytherium crataegense, Metaxytherium floridanum, Metaxytherium lovisati, Metaxytherium medium, Metaxytherium meyeri, Metaxytherium riveroi, Metaxytherium serresii, Metaxytherium subapenninum

Subtaxa: Metaxytherium krahuletzi excelsum

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Type specimens:

  • Metaxytherium krahuletzi: G II 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 34, a set of teeth. Its type locality is Eggenburg, which is in a Burdigalian marine horizon in the Burgeschleinitz Formation of Austria.
  • Halianassa studeri: Mus. Naturgesch. Bern, unnumbered, a maxilla. Its type locality is Magenwil, which is in a Burdigalian marine sandstone in Switzerland.
  • Metaxytherium argoviense: NHMBe unnumbered, a partial skull (skull cap).
  • Metaxytherium christoli:

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Austria (18 collections), France (1), Madagascar (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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