sirenian mammal


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Related to sirenian mammal: dugong
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Noun1.sirenian mammal - any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbssirenian mammal - any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs
aquatic mammal - whales and dolphins; manatees and dugongs; walruses; seals
order Sirenia, Sirenia - an animal order including: manatees; dugongs; Steller's sea cow
manatee, Trichechus manatus - sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded
dugong, Dugong dugon - sirenian tusked mammal found from eastern Africa to Australia; the flat tail is bilobate
Hydrodamalis gigas, Steller's sea cow - extinct large sirenian mammal formerly found near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea
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Manatees are sirenian mammals related to dugongs and the extinct Steller's seacow.