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Dugongidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  DugongidaeGray, 1821
Mass  dugong: 300 kg
Phylum  Chordata
Higher classification  Sirenians
Order  Sirenia
Scientific name  Dugongidae
Length  Dugong: 2.6 m
Gestation period  Dugong: 12 months
Dugongidae DUGONG Family Dugongidae Habitat Warm coastal waters from the
Lower classifications  Dugong, Steller's sea cow, Hydrodamalinae
Similar  Steller's sea cow, Hydrodamalinae, Tethytheria

The Dugongidae are a family in the order of Sirenia. The family has one surviving species, the dugong (Dugong dugon), one recently extinct species, Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), and a number of extinct genera known from fossil records.

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Taxonomy

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  • Family DUGONGIDAE
  • Genus †Anisosiren
  • Genus †Indosiren
  • Genus †Lentiarenium
  • Genus †Miodugong (nomen dubium)
  • Subfamily Dugonginae
  • Genus †Bharatisiren
  • Genus †Callistosiren
  • Genus †Crenatosiren
  • Genus †Corystosiren
  • Genus †Dioplotherium
  • Genus †Domningia
  • Genus Dugong
  • Species Dugong dugon, dugong
  • Genus †Italosiren
  • Genus †Kutchisiren
  • Genus †Nanosiren
  • Genus †Rytiodus
  • Genus †Xenosiren
  • Subfamily †"Halitheriinae" (paraphyletic) (=Metaxytheriinae Kretzoi, 1941)
  • Genus †Caribosiren
  • Genus †Halitherium
  • Genus †Kaupitherium
  • Genus †Metaxytherium (paraphyletic)
  • Genus †Paralitherium
  • Genus †Priscosiren
  • Genus †Sirenavus
  • Subfamily †Hydrodamalinae
  • Genus †Dusisiren
  • Genus †Hydrodamalis
  • Species †Hydrodamalis cuestae
  • Species †Hydrodamalis spissa
  • Species †Hydrodamalis gigas, Steller's sea cow

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    The genera Eosiren, Eotheroides, and Prototherium have been assigned to Halitheriinae in the past, but recent cladistic analysis recovers these genera as basal to the clade formed by Trichechidae and Dugongidae. Moreover, Halitheriinae is paraphyletic with respect to Dugonginae and Hydrodamalinae, and further use of the name should be discontinued because the type genus is based on a non-diagnostic tooth.

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    References

    Dugongidae Wikipedia


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