Dugongidae

Dugongidae[1]
Temporal range: Late Eocene-Holocene
Dugong Marsa Alam.jpg
A dugong in Marsa Alam
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Sirenia
Family:Dugongidae
Gray, 1821
Genera

Dugong
Hydrodamalis
And see text

The Dugongidae are a family in the order of Sirenia. The family has one surviving species, the dugong (Dugong dugon), one recently extinct species, Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), and a number of extinct genera known from fossil records.

Taxonomy

The genera Eosiren, Eotheroides, and Prototherium have been assigned to Halitheriinae in the past, but recent cladistic analysis recovers these genera as basal to the clade formed by Trichechidae and Dugongidae. Moreover, Halitheriinae is paraphyletic with respect to Dugonginae and Hydrodamalinae, and further use of the name should be discontinued because the type genus is based on a non-diagnostic tooth.[7]

Other Languages
العربية: أطومات
azərbaycanca: Dyoqonlar
български: Морски крави
català: Dugòngids
Cebuano: Dugongidae
čeština: Dugongovití
dansk: Dygonger
Ελληνικά: Ντιγκονγκίδες
español: Dugongidae
فارسی: دریافیلان
français: Dugongidae
한국어: 듀공과
עברית: ריטינות
Кыргызча: Дюгондор
Lëtzebuergesch: Gafelschwanzséikéi
lietuvių: Diugoniniai
Malti: Dugongidae
Nederlands: Doejongs
polski: Diugoniowate
português: Dugongidae
русский: Дюгоневые
slovenčina: Dugongovité
српски / srpski: Дугонзи
Türkçe: Dugonggiller
українська: Дюгоневі
Tiếng Việt: Họ Cá cúi
Winaray: Dugongidae
中文: 儒艮科