Rytina

Ryt"i*na

(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ryti`s a wrinkle.] (Zol.) 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.]

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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.
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