Sirenia

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Noun1.Sirenia - an animal order including: manateesSirenia - an animal order including: manatees; dugongs; Steller's sea cow
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
sea cow, sirenian, sirenian mammal - any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs
family Trichechidae, Trichechidae - comprising only the manatees
Dugongidae, family Dugongidae - a family of mammals of order Sirenia including dugongs and Steller's sea cow
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The animal was also monogamous and social, living in small family groups and raising its young, similar to extant sirenians.
She covers setting the stage: rocks, fossils, and evolution; the oldest marine mammals: whales and sea cows; later-diverging whales: neoceti; aquatic carnivorans: pinnipeds and a bear-like carnivoran; crown sirenians and their desmostylian relatives; aquatic sloths and recent occupants of the seas, sea otters and polar bears; and diversity changes through time: the influence of climate change and humans.
Globally, the macroalgal grazer clade includes marine mammals (sirenians) reptiles (chelonids and squamates), a variety of herbivorous fish (kyphosids, scarids, acanthurids, pomacentrids, siganids, among some others), and a vast array of invertebrates (gastropods, amphipods, decapods, polyplacophorans, echinoderms, among others).
These were the famous fossil whales but also turtles, sirenians -- represented in modern Egypt by the Dugong -- and even whole mangrove swamps cast in rock.
The relation between the size of the ribs and the vertebrae exclude most of the cetaceans and sirenians such as Trichechidae and some Dugongidae (e.g.
Sea cows, also known as sirenians, are aquatic plant-eating mammals.
Age determination of toothed whales and sirenians: Report of the Workshop.
Gardner) in 1986followed by volume 2 (primates, carnivorans, sirenians, ungulates, cetaceans, and lagomorphs: editor S.
(The only exceptions among mammals are sloths and aquatic mammals known as sirenians, such as manatees.)