Sirenia

order of mammals
For information about the Gothic metal band, see Sirenia (band)

Sirenia is an order of herbivorous mammals. In this order are the dugong and three species of manatee.

Sirenia
Temporal range: Early EoceneHolocene, 55.8–0 Ma
Sirenia Diversity.jpg
Clockwise from upper left: West Indian manatee, African manatee, Steller's sea cow, dugong, Amazonian manatee
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Superorder: Afrotheria
Clade: Paenungulata
Clade: Tethytheria
Order: Sirenia
Illiger, 1811
Families

Dugongidae
Trichechidae
Prorastomidae
Protosirenidae

Sirenia distribution.png
West Indian in green, Amazonian in red, African in orange, dugong in blue, Steller's sea cow circled (yellow)
Synonyms[1]

TaxonomyEdit

ReferencesEdit

Other websitesEdit

  Data related to Sirenia at Wikispecies
  Media related to Sirenia at Wikimedia Commons