Meridiania Case 1994 (eagle ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae

Full reference: G. R. Case. 1994. Fossil fish remains from the Late Paleocene Tuscahoma and Early Eocene Bashi Formations of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Part I. Selachians. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 230(Lfg. 4-6):97-138

Parent taxon: Myliobatidae according to J. A. Ebersole et al. 2019

See also Case 1994 and Case et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Aetobatinae, Apocopodon, Brachyrhizodus, Ceratopterina, Garabatis, Igdabatis, Leidybatis, Mesobatis, Mobulinae, Myliobatina, Myliobatinae, Myliobatis, Plinthicus, Promyliobatis, Pseudohypolophus, Pteromylaeus, Rhinopterinae

Subtaxa: Meridiania convexa

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Eocene of United States (3: Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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