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Libysiren sickenbergi Domning et al. 2017 (placental)

Mammalia - Sirenia - Protosirenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 355761

Full reference: D. P. Domning, G. J. Heal, and S. Sorbi. 2017. Libysiren sickenbergi, gen. et sp. nov.: a new sirenian (Mammalia, Protosirenidae) from the middle Eocene of Libya. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(2):e1299158

Belongs to Libysiren according to D. P. Domning et al. 2017

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: NHMUK M45675ag, a partial skeleton (cranium, mandible, atlas, anterior thoracic vertebra, and three rib fragments). Its type locality is Bu el Haderait, which is in a Lutetian carbonate limestone in the Wadi Thamit Formation of Libya.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore