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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs.

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  • Daryl Domning, world expert on sirenian evolution and history, published a paper on manatee evolution in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology last year.
  • While I most certainly do not want to get rude about the speaker or his talk, he unfortunately provided a review of sirenian biology that was unoriginal, boring and...
  • Granted, there are sirenian workers who have, indeed, suggested that Atlantic rifting might explain manatee distribution … but, those workers were publishing their...
  • Nineteen other species of invertebrates are known: three species of early sirenian (sea cow), one partial skeleton of the primitive proboscidian Moeritherium, early... for more
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