Talk:Metaxytherium

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Meaning of Metaxytherium[edit]

Does Metaxytherium mean "Middle Beast"? I said this beacause metaxy means "between" in greek. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.147.142.25 (talk) 01:45, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

According to doi:10.3996/nafa.23.0001 p. 419, yes. Supposedly it's because it's intermediate between the dugong and manatee. Ucucha (talk) 06:42, 24 July 2013 (UTC)