Bibliography and Index of the Sirenia and Desmostylia

FRONTISPIECE.—The earliest illustration of a sirenian to be published: the West Indian manatee, from the 1535 edition of La Historia General delas Indias by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés. The slightly different woodcut that has been reproduced several times as the earliest figure of the manatee is actually from the 1547 edition.

Daryl P. Domning, Research Associate, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, and Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20059.
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