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Descriptor in English: Sirenia
Descriptor in Spanish: Sirenia
Descriptor in Portuguese: Sirênios
Descriptor in French: Sirenia
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.998
Scope note: An order of heavy-bodied, slow-moving, completely aquatic, herbivorous mammals. The body is fusiform, plump, and hairless, except for bristles on the snout. Hindlimbs are absent, the forelimbs are modified to flippers, and the tail is a horizontal fluke. (From Scott, Concise Encyclopedia Biology, 1996)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
History Note: 99; 63-97; use MAMMALS 1998; use SIRENIA 1963-67
DeCS UI: 33712
Descriptor UI: D020453
Date Established: 1999/01/01
Date of Entry: 1998/06/11
Revision Date: 2017/07/12
Sirenia - Preferred
Concept UI M0030119
Scope note An order of heavy-bodied, slow-moving, completely aquatic, herbivorous mammals. The body is fusiform, plump, and hairless, except for bristles on the snout. Hindlimbs are absent, the forelimbs are modified to flippers, and the tail is a horizontal fluke. (From Scott, Concise Encyclopedia Biology, 1996)
Preferred term Sirenia



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