Sirenia vs Sirenian - What's the difference?

sirenia | sirenian |


As a proper noun sirenia

is .

As a noun sirenian is

(zoology) any of a group of aquatic, herbivorous mammals, of the order sirenia , including the manatees and dugong.

sirenia

Not English

Sirenia has no English definition. It may be misspelled.

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.