Definition of Sirenian mammal
1. Noun. Any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs.
Generic synonyms: Aquatic Mammal
Group relationships: Order Sirenia, Sirenia
Specialized synonyms: Manatee, Trichechus Manatus, Dugong, Dugong Dugon, Hydrodamalis Gigas, Steller's Sea Cow
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sirenian Mammal
sirenian mammal (current term)
Literary usage of Sirenian mammal
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1871)
"... large sirenian mammal allied to the Dugong. The form of the tooth is that of a compressed, slightly curved cylinder, with distal and proximal vertical ..."
2. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"... who was despatched on a scientific mission to Behring Island some time since, deven fairly perfect crania of the extinct sirenian mammal, ..."
3. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1876)
"Professor Owen has presented a communication to the Geological Society of London upon a peculiar form of " sea- cow," a sirenian mammal, named by him ..."
4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1875)
"The big fish with breasts, giving milk, was, doubtless, a Manatee, or Sirenian Mammal. But what, it may be asked, has Science to say to the following ? ..."