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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sirenian tusked mammal found from eastern Africa to Australia; the flat tail is bilobate


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  • The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a large marine mammal which, together with the manatees, is one of four living species of the order Sirenia. It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller's Sea Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), was hunted to extinction in the 18th century.


    great name

    May 21, 2009