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PostSubject: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:14 pm

As the very last SUY of 2015, I am proud to present to you:
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What are Sirenia?
Sirenia are best known as sea cows. They are in no way related to actual cows, besides of being mammal. It may surprise you that they are closest related to proboscideans, such as elephants. What they have in common? They are both grey and big!
Once there were many Sirenians, now only a few species still exist. There are the dugong, the West Indian manatee (with subspecies Antillean and Florida manatee), the African manatee and the Amazonian manatee. There is also some discussion about another species of manatee, the dwarf manatee. The best known extinct Sirenia is the Steller's sea cow, which is gone since 1768. Here, check out the differences between these species:


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They still look the same to you? Watch the difference between the dugong and the West Indian manatee:


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As you can see, the manatee is a bit taller, and weighs almost two times as much! But these differences are quite hard to tell when we're talking about animal figurines. Best way to keep them apart? The manatee has a pancake-like tail, while the dugong has a dolphin-like tail. It can't get any simpler!

Do you want to know more about Sirenia? You can find information [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

Now let's get us to the real work!


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I think most of you are quite familiar with my Sirenian collection. If you're not, please check them out [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. You can find individual pictures of all my Sirenia figurines there! Now let's look at some group pictures:

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All of them together

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Manatees: AAA/Yolanda, Safari Ltd, Papo, Bullyland, handmade, Animal Planet Mini Kingdom and China/unknown

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Dugongs: Kaiyodo, Colorata, Yowie UK and Kaiyodo

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Steller's sea cows: Albert Heijn WWF and Club Earth

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All the major brands together

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All the others together

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And the wonderfully handmade manatees by LeeAnn and Lance

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Now I'm especially curious about all your Sirenias.. And hopefully someone's got a figurine that I hadn't discovered yet! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:40 pm

Wonderful topic and fantastic collection Julie! Thank you for starting it and congratulations for the great collection cheers

I have only few and I think nothing from my collection will be new for you. But I will try to send some photos here Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:46 pm

Wonderful topis, magnificent collection, and PERFECT introduction bounce cheers Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:10 pm

Indeed impressive collection of sirenia ! Congrats Julie :)

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:34 pm

A all style Julie topic! Very Happy Great collection Very Happy Hope you see more you don't have Julie!

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:24 am

Bullyland manatee is very rare. I love it!

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:25 am

Wonderful :)

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:01 pm

Presentantions like that make these topics even more special. I don't have any figure to show here but I intend to get some and I'll surely make my choices according with what I can see in your collection. :) Well, I do have one actually but it still need to be sent to a fabulous collection. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:01 pm

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Here is my Animal Planet Manattee.

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And my AAA Dugong.


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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:12 am

Nice Valerie :)

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:52 pm

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Nice Valerie :)

Thank you! These and the little "Made In China" manattee Tarunyada shows us are the only sirenians I actually have... Oh! And I have AAA manattee in double, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:04 pm

Oops, missed your lovely Sirenians, Valerie! I hope to get those two as well, one day Smile

I definitely need to make some updated pictures of my Sirenia collection nowadays, but here's a picutre I was able to make this day:

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Bullyland [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] manatee, Learning Resources [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] manatee, Safari Ltd [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] TOOB manatee and Safari Ltd [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] manatee

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:46 pm

They are LOVELY, Julie drunken

And your picture is so well composed, - real eye candy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Sirenia (sea cows)   Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:56 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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