Steller's sea cow
Rytina Ryt"i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ryti`s a wrinkle.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); -- called also {Steller's sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}. [Written also {Rhytina}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: It is now extinct, but was formerly abundant at Bering's Island, near Bering's Straits. It was twenty-five feet or more in length, with a thick, blackish, naked skin. The last were killed in 1768 for their oil and flesh. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • Steller's sea cow — Stel ler s sea cow , prop. n. [After Geo. W. Steller, a German naturalist.] (Zo[ o]l.) The rytina; called also {stellerine} and {steller}. See {rytina}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steller's sea cow — steller stel ler, n. [After Geo. W. Steller, a German naturalist.] (Zo[ o]l.) The rytina; called also {stellerine} and {Steller s sea cow}. See {rytina}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steller's Sea Cow — Taxobox name = Steller s Sea Cow status = EX status system = iucn3.1 extinct = 1768 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Sirenia familia = Dugongidae subfamilia = Hydrodamalinae subfamilia authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Steller’s sea cow — jūrų karvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis apibrėžtis Išnykusi. atitikmenys: lot. Hydrodamalis gigas angl. great northern sea cow; Steller’s sea cow vok. stellersche Seekuh rus. капустница; морская корова; стеллерова… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Steller's sea cow — noun extinct large sirenian mammal formerly found near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea • Syn: ↑Hydrodamalis gigas • Hypernyms: ↑sea cow, ↑sirenian mammal, ↑sirenian • Member Holonyms: ↑Hydrodamalis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Steller's sea cow — noun Date: 1814 an extinct very large sirenian (Hydrodamalis gigas) formerly common near the Asian coast of the Bering Sea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea cow — 1. any sirenian, as the manatee or dugong. 2. Obs. the hippopotamus. [1605 15] * * * or Steller s sea cow Extinct aquatic mammal (Hydrodamalis gigas) that lived around islands in the Bering Sea. It was discovered in 1741 and described by a member …   Universalium

  • sea cow — noun any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle shaped tails and flipper like forelimbs and no hind limbs • Syn: ↑sirenian mammal, ↑sirenian • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic mammal • Hyponyms: ↑manatee, ↑Trichechus manatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • great northern sea cow — jūrų karvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis apibrėžtis Išnykusi. atitikmenys: lot. Hydrodamalis gigas angl. great northern sea cow; Steller’s sea cow vok. stellersche Seekuh rus. капустница; морская корова; стеллерова… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Steller (disambiguation) — Steller may refer to a few different things, named after Georg Wilhelm StellerAnimals*Steller s Eider A type of duck. *Steller s Jay A type of bird, related to the Blue Jay. *Steller s Sea Cow An extinct mammal that was native to the Bering Sea.… …   Wikipedia

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