Siren (genus)

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Temporal range: Eocene-Holocene
Siren intermedia 2.jpg
Lesser Siren, Siren intermedia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lissamphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Sirenidae
Genus: Siren
Linnaeus, 1766

Siren is a genus of aquatic salamanders of the family Sirenidae. The genus consists of two living species, along with one extinct species from the Eocene Epoch and three from the Miocene. The two living species have elongated, eel-like bodies, with two small vestigial fore legs.


Greater siren skull & hyoid
Greater siren skeleton

See also[edit]


  • "Siren". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 26 May 2006.

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