Metaxytherium serresii Gervais 1847 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Alternative combinations: Felsinotherium serresii, Halitherium serresi, Halitherium serresii, Metaxytherium serresi

Synonym: Halitherium minor Cope 1883

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1847. Observations sur les mammifères fossiles du Midi de la France. Deuxième partie. Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Zoologie et Biologie animale) 3(8):203-224

Belongs to Metaxytherium according to M. Voss 2014

See also Abel 1904, Bronn 1853, Cope 1883, Deperet 1914, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Fondi and Pacini 1974, Gervais 1847, Pilleri 1988, Trouessart 1898, Woodward 1885 and Zittel 1925

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

Type specimens:

  • Metaxytherium serresii: none designated
  • Halitherium minor:

Ecology: aquatic herbivore


• Pliocene of France (2 collections), Libya (11), Morocco (1)

• Miocene of Italy (6), Libya (4), Switzerland (1)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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