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Sirenia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Sirenia
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.250.750
Unique ID
D020453
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020453
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)
Entry Term(s)
Registry Number
txid9774
Previous Indexing
Mammals (1966-1998)
Public MeSH Note
99; see MAMMALS 1998; see SIRENIA 1963-67
History Note
99; 63-97; use MAMMALS 1998; use SIRENIA 1963-67
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1998/06/11
Revision Date
2021/06/30
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