Project 2628: D. 2018. First adequately-known quadrupedal sirenian from Eurasia (Eocene, Bay of Biscay, Huesca, northeastern Spain). Scientific Reports. 8 (5127):1-13.
Specimen: † Sobrarbesiren cardieli (MPZ/MPZ 2017/1:MPZ 2017/1)
View: Left lateral holohtype skull

Abstract

Sirenians are the only extant herbivorous mammals fully adapted to an aquatic lifestyle. They originated in Africa during the Paleocene from an undetermined clade of afrotherian mammals, and by the end of the Eocene they were widely distributed across the tropical latitudes. Here we introduce Sobrarbesiren cardieli gen. et sp. nov. It is the first adequately-known quadrupedal sirenian from Eurasia and the oldest record of this clade from western Europe. Fossils have been recovered from the middle Lutetian (SBZ15) site of Castej


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Article DOI: doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23355-w

Project DOI: 10.7934/P2628, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P2628
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    • Universidad del Pais Vasco

    • Universidade Nova de Lisboa

    • Universidad de Zaragoza



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