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Trichechus manatus latirostris  (Harlan, 1824)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 610165

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Trichecus manatus latirostris (Harlan, 1824)
  Common Name(s): Florida manatee [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderSirenia Illiger, 1811 – dugongs, manatees, sea cows, sirens  
                                  FamilyTrichechidae Gill, 1872 – manatees  
                                     GenusTrichechus Linnaeus, 1758 – manatees  
                                        SpeciesTrichechus manatus Linnaeus, 1758 – West Indian Manatee, manatee, Manatí del Caribe, Caribbean manatee  
                                           SubspeciesTrichechus manatus latirostris (Harlan, 1824) – Florida manatee  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, website (version 2006)  
  Acquired: 2007   
  Reference for: Trichechus manatus latirostris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Domning, Daryl P.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean region. VII. Pleistocene Trichechus manatus Linnaeus, 1758   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 25, no. 3   
  Page(s): 685-701   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0272-4634   
  Notes: Online ISSN: 1937-2809, available at   
  Reference for: Trichechus manatus latirostris, Florida manatee [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rice, Dale W.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Marine Mammals of the World: Systematics and Distribution   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publications of the Society for Marine Mammals, no. 4   
  Page(s): ix + 231   
  Publisher: The Society for Marine Mammalogy   
  Publication Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-891276-03-4   
  Reference for: Trichechus manatus latirostris, Florida manatee [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Western Atlantic Ocean  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  



  Comment: Domning, an acknowledged expert on these taxa, continues to recognize the two extant subspecies of West Indian Manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris & T. m. manatus (e.g., Domning 2005), so ITIS is following this view (which coincides with that of Rice 1998)  
    Status: CITES - Appendix I; IUCN - Vulnerable  



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