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Hydrodamalinae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Extinction status  Extinct
Higher classification  Dugongidae
Order  Manatee
Scientific name  Hydrodamalinae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Subfamily
Similar  Manatee, Dugongidae, mammal, Sirenians, Metaxytherium
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Hydrodamalinae is a recently extinct subfamily of the sirenian family Dugongidae. The Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) was hunted to extinction by 1760, while the genus Dusisiren is known from fossils dating from the middle Miocene to early Pliocene.

References

Hydrodamalinae Wikipedia


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