Hypolophus Muller and Henle 1837 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Alternative spelling: Hyplophus

Parent taxon: Dasyatidae according to J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones 1981

See also Herman 1975, Jordan 1963 and Thurmond 1971

Sister taxa: Agabelus, Amphotistius, Anacanthus, Dasyatis, Dasyatis dezignoi, Dasyatis muricata, Disceus, Discobatis, Discotrygon, Ellipesurus, Glikmania, Hemiptychodus, Hemitrygon, Himantura, Hypolophites, Myledaphus, Neotrygon, Palaeodasyatis, Paratrygon, Pastinaca, Pastinachus, Pteroplatytrygon, Rhachinotus, Sporetodus, Taeniura, Trygonobatus, Urogymnus, Uroxis, Viperecucullus

Subtaxa: Hypolophus mcnultyi

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (2 collections), Spain (2), United States (27: Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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