sirenian


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sirenian

aquatic mammal member of the order Sirenia; includes the sea-cow, manatee and dugong.
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Sea cows, also known as sirenians, are aquatic plant-eating mammals.
The first sirenians were grass-eating terrestrial mammals that lived some 50 million years ago.
This body of water is known to contain at least 31 species of marine mammals, including 28 cetaceans, two species of pinnipeds and one species of sirenian (Schmidly & Melcher 1974a; 1974b; Schmidly 1981; Jefferson et al.
In Uztarrotz, postcranial elements of sirenian mammals have described as Dugongidae indet.
In sections on Precambrian, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic, the topics include the great oxygenation, ancient scorpions, halfway to mammals, sexual selection, grassed up, stuck in time, left-handed snails, and Sirenian slaughter.
Yn ymuno a nhw bydd tri chor - Cor Cantorion Sirenian o Wrecsam, Cor Godre'r Garth o ardal Caerdydd a Chor Siambr Adelaide o Awstralia, enillwyr cystadleuaeth Cor y Byd yn Eisteddfod Llangollen eleni.
AWARD-winning Sirenian Singers will be heralding the begining of the Christmas period with a ''Seasonal Wassail'' at All Saints Church, Gresford on Saturday.
At the end of the first day, the Cantorion Sirenian Singers, who have previously sold out the Symphony Hall, will perform music from five continents.
Some of these names may be unfamiliar: SIRENIAN (a member of the mammalian order Sirenia--sea cows); SPRINGER (a flying fish); WANDEROO (a langur monkey); STAGGARD (a stag in its 4th year); COMMENSAL (an animal which lives attached to another and shares its food); WARRIGAL (Australian wild dog); KOLINSKI (a mink); HARTEBEEST(an antelope); DIDELPHIS (an opossum); BUSH BABY (an African lemur); FILANDER (an intestinal worm; also a Kangaroo); MASTODON (an extinct elephant-like mammal); POPINJAY (a parrot); PETREL (a small sea bird); CURASSOW (a turkey-like bird); STANYEL (a kestrel).
The seagrass beds (including Wooramel Bank, the world's largest sea grass meadow) support one of the world's biggest populations of dugong (a type of sirenian or sea cow) -- an estimated 10,000 individuals.
He has returned to Los Angeles to take Sirenian to the Galapagos, where she will retain three Sea Shepherd volunteer crew and take on a captain and engineering staff from the Park Service and Ecuadorian Navy to begin a five-year tour of duty in the Marine Reserve.
He was Four Counties Youth Choir tutor and sang with the Wrexham-based Sirenian Singers.