Steller's sea cow

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extinct large sirenian mammal formerly found near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea

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Ranging from the 10 tonne Steller's sea cow to the tiny Bavarian pine-vole, Peter Schouten's beautiful and detailed illustrations combine with Tim Flannery's informative text to document the inhabitants of a lost world -- a loss which Flannery contends is a direct result of human habitation.
In the 18th century, the Steller's sea cow was hunted to extinction in the Aleutian Islands within 27 years of being discovered.
The best known case is the Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), which was discovered in 1741 and extirpated by 1768.
On page 240, you'll read about "a small heard of caribou." A biologist states on page 155 that Steller's sea cow went extinct "at the turn of the century," but it actually had gone extinct by 1768.