order Sirenia

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Noun1.order Sirenia - an animal order including: manateesorder Sirenia - 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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GEOGRAPHY: Florida manatees belong to the order Sirenia.
Manatees are mammals of the scientific order sirenia, meaning "song.
Dugongs are one of only four species of the order Sirenia, all of which are listed as vulnerable to extinction by the World Conservation Union (IUCN).