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Related to Hydrodamalis: Steller's sea cow
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Noun1.Hydrodamalis - a genus of the family Dugongidae comprising only Steller's sea cow
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Dugongidae, family Dugongidae - a family of mammals of order Sirenia including dugongs and Steller's sea cow
Hydrodamalis gigas, Steller's sea cow - extinct large sirenian mammal formerly found near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea
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Dugongs' last relatives were Stellar's sea cows (Hydrodamalis gigas), which were wiped out by hunters just 36 years after being discovered by scientists.
Also in summer large numbers of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) were killed, along with a number of Steller's sea cows (Hydrodamalis giga) all of which helped to restore the health of many of the survivors.
"According to the fossil record, animals in the genus Hydrodamalis inhabited coastal waterways from Japan through the Aleutian Island chain to Baja California during the Late Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene," said researchers from George Mason University in the study.