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SPECIES Trichechus senegalensis

Author:Link, 1795.
Citation:Beitr. Naturgesch., 1(2): 209.
Common Name:African Manatee
Type Locality:Senegal
Distribution:Coastal W Africa including river systems from Angola to Senegal.
Status:CITES Appendix II; U.S. ESA Threatened; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Reviewed by Husar (1978, Mammalian Species, 89). Trichechus Manatus australis Gmelin, 1788 is a partial synonym, that was restricted to the African manatee by Shaw (1800) and Hatt (1934a); see Domning (1996).
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    australis Gmelin, 1788
    nasutus (Wyman, 1848)
    oweni (Du Chaillu, 1861)
    sphaerurus (Illiger, 1815)
    stroggylonurus (Bechstein, 1800)
    vogelii (Owen, 1856)

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