†family Protosirenidae Sickenberg 1934 (sirenian)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Protosirenidae

Alternative spelling: Protosireninae

Full reference: O. Sickenberg. 1934. Beitrage zur Kenntnis Tertiarer Sirenen. Memoires de Musee Royal D'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 63:1-352

Parent taxon: Sirenia according to D. P. Domning et al. 2017

See also Bajpai et al. 2006, Barnes et al. 1985, Berta 2017, Carroll 1988, Domning 1994, Domning 1996, Domning 2008, Heal 1973, Reinhart 1959, Rice 2002 and Rice 2009

Sister taxa: Crassitherium, Dugongidae, Dugongoidea, Manatherium, Manatus inornatus, Prorastomidae, Prorastomoidea, Pugmeodon, Rhytinidae, Sirenotherium, Sirenotherium pirabense, Sobrarbesiren, Trichechidae

Subtaxa: Ashokia Libysiren Protosiren

View classification

Ecology: aquatic herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (7 collections), France (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), India (2), Jordan (1), Libya (1), Pakistan (3), Togo (1), United States (9: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina), Western Sahara (1)

Total: 28 collections including 29 occurrences

Show more details