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Name - Dugong

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Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) [metadata]

Variants and Synonyms

Reported Taxonomic Ranks


Reported Taxonomic Hierarchies

Animalia (Kingdom)
Chordata (Phylum)
Vertebrata (Subphylum)
Mammalia (Class)
Sirenia (Order)
Dugongidae (Family)


Recent Publications

  • First discovery of Dugong (Dugonginae) from the Middle Miocene in Kogawa, Kitahiyama-cho, Hokkaido.
  • Two large tusks of Dugong from Okinawa and Iriomote Islands, Ryukyu Islands.
  • 'Missing link' in Dugong evolution discovered.
  • How now, sea cow?
  • Unusual behavior and habitat use of a solitary male dugong inhabiting coral reefs at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

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