Mammal vs Sirenian - What's the difference?

mammal | sirenian |


As nouns the difference between mammal and sirenian

is that mammal is an animal of the class mammalia, characterized by being warm-blooded, having hair and feeding milk to its young while sirenian is (zoology) any of a group of aquatic, herbivorous mammals, of the order sirenia , including the manatees and dugong.

mammal

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • An animal of the class Mammalia, characterized by being warm-blooded, having hair and feeding milk to its young.
  • (paleontology) A vertebrate with three bones in the inner ear and one in the jaw.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * mammalian * mammality * mammalogy

    sirenian

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) Any of a group of aquatic, herbivorous mammals, of the order Sirenia , including the manatees and dugong.
  • *2011 , Richard Shelton, "Sheep, pig, whale", Times Literary Supplement , 22 Sep 2011:
  • *:The cetaceans (whales and dolphins) together with the sirenians (sea cows and manatees) are the sea mammals best-adapted to the seas of today, but it is the cetaceans that have most engaged the attention of mankind as both prey and fellow sentient being.