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Sirenia

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

; cohort Ferungulata, superorder Paenungulata)

An order of herbivorous ungulates that have adapted to a fully aquatic life. The body is streamlined, thick-skinned, and has a thick...

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Sirenia

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

; cohort Ferungulata, superorder Paenungulata)

An order of herbivorous ungulates that have adapted to a fully aquatic life. The body is streamlined, thick-skinned, and has a thick...

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Sirenia

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 189 words.

An order of herbivorous ungulates that have adapted to a fully aquatic life. The body is streamlined, thick-skinned, and has

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Sirenia

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 187 words.

An order of herbivorous ungulates that have adapted to a fully aquatic life. The body is streamlined, thick-skinned, and has

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Sirenia

Daryl P. Domning, Iyad S. Zalmout and Philip D. Gingerich.

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

July 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 10303 words.

The order Sirenia is the only extant group of mammals adapted to feed exclusively on aquatic plants. In view of the worldwide abundance of aquatic macrophytes and the few other large...

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Sirenia

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 23 words.

(cap. S) An order or infraorder of aquatic mammals containing the dugongs and manatees. Individual name and adjectival form: sirenian

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Food-Handling Ability and Feeding-Cycle Length of Manatees Feeding on Several Species of Aquatic Plants

Christopher D. Marshall, Paul S. Kubilis, Glenn D. Huth, Virginia M. Edmonds, Deborah L. Halin and Roger L. Reep.

in Journal of Mammalogy

August 2000; p ublished online August 2000 .

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Food-handling ability was examined in Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) feeding on different species of aquatic plants during controlled feeding trials. Subjects were...

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Aspects of Underwater Sound Communication in Florida Manatees (<i>Trichechus manatus latirostris</i>)

Thomas J. O'Shea and Lynn B. Poché.

in Journal of Mammalogy

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 8390 words.

We recorded underwater vocalizations of captive and wild Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) to assess variability in acoustic structure of their sounds and to test hypotheses...

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Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Aquatic Mammals

Henry Pihlström.

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold

April 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7679 words.

This chapter presents a comparative study of the structure and function of chemical senses in aquatic mammals. It first discusses the chemosensory systems of extant species of Monotremata,...

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Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 39 words.

In cetaceans (Cetacea), seals, sea lions and walruses (Pinnipedia), and sea cows (Sirenia), a

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