Trichechus

Known as: Manatee, Manatees 
A genus of the order Sirenia comprising what are commonly called manatees. The distinguishing characteristics include a tail that is not notched, a… (More)
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2009
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2009
Coastal ecosystems and the services they provide are adversely affected by a wide variety of human activities. In particular… (More)
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2006
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2006
Corneal avascularity—the absence of blood vessels in the cornea—is required for optical clarity and optimal vision, and has led… (More)
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2006
2006
Why do all mammals, except for sloths and manatees, have exactly seven cervical vertebrae? In other vertebrates and other regions… (More)
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2002
2002
The widespread occurrence and persistence of modern day seagrass habitats has led many to hypothesize that grazing on seagrasses… (More)
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2002
2002
Acoustic signals are assumed to form the basis of manatee communication. Empirical evidence of individual vocal recognition has… (More)
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2001
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2001
The precise hierarchy of ancient divergence events that led to the present assemblage of modern placental mammals has been an… (More)
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2001
2001
Modern seacows (manatees and dugongs; Mammalia, Sirenia) are completely aquatic, with flipperlike forelimbs and no hindlimbs… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
Humans transformed Western Atlantic coastal marine ecosystems before modern ecological investigations began. Paleoecological… (More)
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1997
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1997
The order Insectivora, including living taxa (lipotyphlans) and archaic fossil forms, is central to the question of higher-level… (More)
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1997
Highly Cited
1997
 History shows that Caribbean coastal ecosystems were severely degraded long before ecologists began to study them. Large… (More)
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