Steller's sea cow


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Noun1.Steller's sea cow - extinct large sirenian mammal formerly found near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea
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
genus Hydrodamalis, Hydrodamalis - a genus of the family Dugongidae comprising only Steller's sea cow
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A fifth species, the gigantic 8-meter-long Steller's sea cow, was completely wiped out by 1768, just 30 years after being discovered by scientists.
A fifth, the gigantic 8-meter long Steller's sea cow, was completely wiped out by 1768.
This chapter is a crucial link in Jones's elegant theory of how the loss of Steller's sea cow and the larger threat of species extinction came to the world's attention.