from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of Manatidæ, now containing only the manatees.


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  • The manatee Trichechus manatus (V) has recently been found in the Ciénaga de Tumuradó and the American crocodile Crocodylus acutus (V) occurs in the Ciénaga de Cacarica.

    Los Katíos National Park, Colombia 2008

  • The endangered American manatee (Trichechus manatus) occurs here.

    Marajó varzea 2008

  • The largest rodent, Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris, the manatee (Trichechus manatus), and the caiman (Crocodylus acutus), live in these wetlands also.

    Sinú Valley dry forests 2008

  • Several species are of conservation concern including Caribbean manatee Trichechus manatus (VU) and blue-headed quail-dove Starnoenas cyanocephala (EN).

    Desembarco del Granma National Park, Cuba 2009

  • The area harbors probably the largest population (300-700 individuals) of West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus (V) in the world.

    Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Belize 2009

  • Twenty-five native mammals occur including round-tailed muskrat Neofiber alleni struix, Everglades mink Mustela vison evergladensis, the native Florida panther Felis concolor coryi (E) of which there may be less than 30 left in the entire state and less than 10 in the Park, manatee Trichechus manatus latirostris (V) of which only about 1,200 remain, mangrove fox squirrel Sciurus niger avicennia and Florida black bear Ursus americanus floridanus.

    Everglades National Park, United States 2009

  • The largest animals that are associated with the seagrass habitat are the green turtle, Chelonia mydas, and species of the order Sirenia (sea cows), notably the dugong Dugong dugon, and the West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus.

    Seagrass meadows 2008

  • Other mammals include Central American tapir Tapirus bardii (V), Caribbean manatee Trichechus manatus (V), spider monkey Ateles geoffroyi (V), howler monkey Alouatta villosa, kinkajou Potos flavus, white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus, red brocket Mazama americana, peccaries Tayassu pecari and T. tajacu, paca Agouti paca, tayra Eira barbara and collared anteater Tamandua tetradactyla.

    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico 2008

  • In the marine part of the park, there is a numerous colony of Caribbean manatee Trichechus manatus (VU).

    Alejandro de Humbodlt National Park, Cuba 2008

  • Mammals which frequent these mangroves include: several species of Hutia: Capromys pilorides, C. sanfelipensis, C. garridoi, C. angelcabrerais, C. auritus and West Indian manatee Trichecus manatus.

    Greater Antilles mangroves 2008


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