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Order: Sirenia

Dugongs  and manatees first appeared in the Middle Eocene Period and are currently found in Africa, Asia, North and South America.  The rear limbs are lacking, pelvis vestigial, the front limbs have been modified into flippers.  The   tail is flattened and expanded reaching a total length to 450 cm (177 in.).

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Order Sirenia
... Order Sirenia. (manatees and dugongs). Four living
species placed in two families make up this order ...

MSL, Order Sirenia
Mammal Image Library Catalog. ... ORDER SIRENIA. Family DUGONGIDAE
- Dugongs and Sea Cows. Dugong dugon ...

sirenia page
fully aquatic ungulate orders. The manatees ...

Mammal Collection Holdings - Order SIRENIA
COUNTY ORDER SIRENIA. (Broken down to Country and State). ...

Order Sirenia
... ORDER SIRENIA: MANATEE AND ALLIES. The Sirenia are large, plump, torpedo-shaped mammals
adapted to an aquatic habitat; they live in the bays and coastal waters ...

Manatees and Dugongs - Order Sirenia
... Order Sirenia. Sirenia is a small order of fully-marine mammals that consists of
2 families, 2 genera, and 5 species, one of which is extinct. They are ...

Order Sirenia: Manatees
... Skulls/Skeleton (Replica) > Order Sirenia: Manatees. ...

class Mammalia (ERMS taxonomic hierarchy)
... subphylum, Vertebrata. class, Mammalia. 3 groups within the class Mammalia:
order Cetacea order Carnivora order Sirenia. Re-display in graphics mode ...

Natural History of Order Sirenia
Mammalian Order Sirenia. Page Contents. ... Order Sirenia.
Modern sirenians are reduced to ...

Dugongs and Manatees of the Sirenia Order
US Department of Commerce/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC/NMML Dugongs
and Manatees of the Sirenia Order. ...

Dugongs & Manatees - Order Sirenia
Dugongs & Manatees - Order Sirenia. Dugongs - Family Dugongidae:
Dugong - Dugong dugon: .....Australian ...

Mammal Species of the World
MSW Scientific Names. [Query] [Home] [Help] Copyright 1993 Smithsonian Institution.
All rights are reserved. [Parent] [Offspring] [Synonyms] ORDER SIRENIA. ...

African Wildlife - Order: Sirenia
Sirenia Master Index. Class: Mammalia Order: Sirenia: Family: Dugongidae:
Dugong dugon, Dugong. Family: Trichechidae (manatees): ...

Georgia Wildlife Web Site; Mammals: Sirenia
... The order Sirenia includes two families of tropical marine mammals. Although larger
than most terrestrial mammals, these animals are rather small when compared ...

Order Sirenia. Family Dugongidae. LINK TO dugong. Family Trichechidae.
manatee (Trichechus manatus); manatee (Trichechus manatus).

Mammals - Sirenia
Class Mammalia - Mammals. Order Sirenia: Dugongs (sea
cows) and Manatees. The sirenians are the ...

AnimalFact. Definitions: Phylum| Sub-Phylum| Class| Order| Family| Species Phylum:
Chordata. Sub-Phylum: Vertebrata. Class: Mammalia. Order: Sirenia. Family: ...

Order: Sirenia
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... Order Sirenia. 2 Families, 5 species. (Under Construction).
The reference for this List of Orders ...

... and manatees are classified in a. order Pinnipedia b. order Cetacea c. order Sirenia
d. all of the above 13. Which of these characteristics of reptiles is NOT ...

Oceanus Quiz #9
... A. order Pinnipedia. B. order Cetacea. C. order Sirenia. D. all of
the above ... B. order Cetacea. C. order Sirenia. D. all of the above ...

Faunal List of the Sharktooth Hill Bonebed
... Order Sirenia (sea cows, manatees, and relatives)
Family Dugongidae (sea cows) Metaxytherium sp. ...

Yash's Animal Page
... seducing mariners into approaching them only to then be dashed upon the shore. This
particular tale is what led to the scientific name of the order, Sirenia. ...

Virginia Hayssen
... Order Sirenia. Family Dugongidae Dugong dugon, 88 Hydrodamalis gigas, 165 Family
Trichechidae Trichechus inunguis, 72; manatus, 93; senegalensis, 89 ...

... Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press, New York. Nowak, RM 1999. Order
Sirenia. Pages 982-992 in: Walker's Mammals of the World. Sixth Edition ...

Objects and Aims of Project Jonah
... members of the order of Cetacea, the order of Pinnipedia and the order of Sirenia
and their environment consitute a part of the world's resources and whereas ...

... of development and reproduce sexually. The order Sirenia consists of three living
species of manatees and a single species of dugong. These aquatic mammals are ...

Manatees: Scientific Classification
Scientific Classification. A. Class--Mammalia. B. Order--Sirenia.
1. The living sirenians consists ...

... com will send me a 5% commission. ... The Order Sirenia.
Taxonomy Manatees belong to the order Sirenia ...

Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus Linnaeus, is one of four living species of ...

... Some aquatic ungulates. Photograph: Trichechus manatus (West Indian manatee)
cow and calf, by Galen Rathbun. 1999 Brock Filer

Hyraxes - Africa's Tiniest Elephant Relatives! (Geobopological ...
... Manatees, Dugongs & Steller's Sea Cow (order Sirenia). ... Sirenian Links. • University
of Michigan’s Animal Diversity Web: Order Sirenia | Manatees | Dugongs. ...

... Order CETACEA: whales. Order PROBOSCIDEA: Elephants. Order
SIRENIA: dugongs, sea cows, manatees. ... Order SIRENIA. ...

Nearctica - Natural History - Mammals - Manatee
... The order Sirenia contains a single species, the West Indian Manatee, in North
America (family Trichechidae). Several excellent web sites exist with ...

The West Indian Manatee in Florida
... Manatees belong to the order Sirenia, which also includes the manatee's relative
in the Pacific, the dugong. Sirenians evolved from four-footed land mammals ...

... Evolution. Manatees belong to the order Sirenia, which also includes the manatee's
relative in the Pacific, the dugong. Sirenians evolved from four-footed land ...

... feed them milk, and have hair on their bodies. Their order is Sirenia, which also
consists of dugong and the three species of manatee. The West Indian Manatee ...

Order Sirenia
Manatees: Family Dugongidae Dugong; Family Trichechidae Manatee. ...

NZ Sea Mammals
... CLASS MAMMALIA. ORDER SIRENIA: Suborder Trichechiformes: Family Prorastomidae -
Fossil; Family Protosirenidae - Fossil; Family Dugongidae four extinct families ...

Perspectives from a non-professional on selected topics in ...
... interpretations throughout the years, although most workers placed them within
the Order Sirenia along with the extant dugongs and Manatees. A slow growing ...

Sea-Stats No. 13 - Manatees
... that suckle their young. Further classification places them in the Order Sirenia
for the sirens of ancient mythology, who sang to lure sailors to their death. ...

... even. The following are some pictures of order, Sirenia:
An up-close and personal photo of a manatee. ...

Brain Collections: SIRENIA
... The order Sirenia contains three living species of manatee (Trichechidae) and
one species of Dugong (Family Dugongidae). The Florida manatee( Trichechus ...

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: References on the Sirenia
... Feeding Habits of Wild and Captive Sirenia. Mammal Review, Vol. ll, No. l ... National
Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA22l6l. Order No. TT 72-56004.). ...

sea cow. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English ...
... NOUN : Any of several large, cylindrical, herbivorous marine mammals of the order
Sirenia, having a paddlelike tail and rounded front flippers, including the ...

Kingdom Animalia
... Rodentia. Order Siphonaptera. Order Sirenia. Order
Squamata. Order Strigiformes. Order Thysanura. Order ...

Start your search on Order: Sirenia.

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