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A large aquatic plant-eating mammal of the order "Sirenia", such as a manatee or dugong.
- ‘To understand isotopic variation in Florida sirenians, we selected four teeth for serial sampling.’
- ‘All living sirenians are found in warm tropical and subtropical waters.’
- ‘Modern sirenians are large, docile, aquatic herbivores.’
- ‘The remaining sirenians, are seriously threatened by hunting, habitat degradation, and in the case of manatees, collisions with boats in the shallow coastal areas they prefer.’
Relating to or denoting sirenians.
- ‘This may have supported a strong, fleshy lip with which Thalassocnus grazed seagrass or kelp, much like manatees and their sirenian relatives.’
- ‘Corystosiren is a late-surviving dugong at a time when sirenian fossils are exceedingly rare in Florida.’
- ‘The hyrax - elephant - sirenian core is well-accepted on morphological grounds.’
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