family Trichechidae

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Related to family Trichechidae: family Dugongidae, Dugongs, West Indian manatee
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Trichechidae - comprising only the manateesfamily Trichechidae - comprising only the manatees  
mammal family - a family of mammals
order Sirenia, Sirenia - an animal order including: manatees; dugongs; Steller's sea cow
genus Trichecus, Trichechus - type and sole genus of the Trichechidae
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Sirenians are characterized by heavy dense and swollen ribs (e.g., Berta et al., 2006b), however these ribs are not as flattened as in the Family Trichechidae and some subfamilies of Dugongidae (Halitherinae and Hydrodamalinae).