Prototherium veronense de Zigno 1875 (dugong)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Dugongidae

Alternative combinations: Halitherium (Prototherium) veronense, Halitherium veronense, Prorastoma veronense, Prorastomus veronensis, Protosiren veronense

Synonyms: Halitherium angustifrons de Zigno 1875, Halitherium curvidens de Zigno 1875, Mesosiren dolloi Abel 1904, Paraliosiren suessi Abel 1906, Protosiren dolloi Abel 1904

Full reference: A. de Zigno. 1875. Sirenii fossili trovati nel Veneto. Memorie del Reale Instituto veneto di scienze, lettere ed arti 18:427-456

Belongs to Prototherium according to M. Voss 2014

See also Abel 1904, Abel 1906, Bizzarini et al. 1977, de Zigno 1875, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Kordos 1980, Lydekker 1892, Piccoli 1966, Sickenberg 1934, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Woodward 1885 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Prototherium ausetanum, Prototherium intermedium

Type specimens:

  • Prototherium veronense: MGP 25837 & 26300, a skull. Its type locality is Monte Duello, which is in an Eocene marine horizon in Italy.
  • Halitherium angustifrons: MGP 12 and 17, a partial skull. Its type locality is Monte Duello, which is in an Eocene marine horizon in Italy.
  • Halitherium curvidens: MGP 11, a mandible. Its type locality is Monte Duello, which is in an Eocene marine horizon in Italy.
  • Paraliosiren suessi: PIUW 1870.II.216 and 219, a skull.
  • Protosiren dolloi: PIUW unnumbered specimen, a maxilla.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Germany (1 collection)

• Eocene of Italy (3)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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