Hydrodamalinae

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Hydrodamalinae
Temporal range: 15.97–0 Ma
Middle Miocene to Holocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Sirenia
Family: Dugongidae
Subfamily: Hydrodamalinae
Palmer 1895
Genera[1]
Synonyms
  • Hydrodamalidae

Hydrodamalinae is a recently extinct subfamily of the sirenian family Dugongidae. The Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) was hunted to extinction by 1760, while the genus Dusisiren is known from fossils dating from the middle Miocene to early Pliocene.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Hydrodamalinae". Fossilworks. Retrieved January 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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