Manatee Rib Fossilized- Fla. CRFMR01
Manatee Rib Fossilized- Fla. CRFMR01 130mm x 40mm x 33mm Fossil ancestors of the Manatee, the Dugong have been found in Florida as far back as 45-50 Million Years ago. The fossil record tells us that there were many more species at one time and they were wider spread than today. The Manatees themselves evolved about 15 Million Years ago. The modern Manatee, Trichechus, has been in Florida the last 3 Million years, from the Pliocene to Recent.
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