Cranial Remain from Tunisia Provides New Clues for the Origin and Evolution of Sirenia (Mammalia, Afrotheria) in Africa

@inproceedings{Benoit2013CranialRF,
  title={Cranial Remain from Tunisia Provides New Clues for the Origin and Evolution of Sirenia (Mammalia, Afrotheria) in Africa},
  author={Julien Benoit and Sylvain Adnet and Essid El Mabrouk and Hayet Khayati and Mustapha Ben Haj Ali and Laurent Marivaux and Gilles Merzeraud and Samuel M{\'e}rigeaud and Monique Vianey-Liaud and Rodolphe Tabuce},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Sea cows (manatees, dugongs) are the only living marine mammals to feed solely on aquatic plants. Unlike whales or dolphins (Cetacea), the earliest evolutionary history of sirenians is poorly documented, and limited to a few fossils including skulls and skeletons of two genera composing the stem family of Prorastomidae (Prorastomus and Pezosiren… CONTINUE READING