†family Platyrhinidae (stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Platyrhinidae

Alternative spelling: Plathyrhinidae

Parent taxon: Myliobatiformes according to G. Carnevale et al. 2014

See also Cappetta 1987, Claeson et al. 2013, Jordan 1963 and Underwood 2006

Sister taxa: Acanthobatis, Bates, Ceratopteridae, Coupatezia, Dasyatidae, Dasyatoidea, Eomanta, Gymnuridae, Hypolophodon, Mobulidae, Mobuloidea, Myliobatidae, Myliobatoidea, Potamotrygonidae, Ptychacanthus, Rhinopteridae, Texabatis, Turoniabatis, Urolophidae

Subtaxa: Analithis Arhynchobatis Britobatos Discobatus Platyrhina Platyrhinoidis Tethybatis Tingitanius

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Eocene of Egypt (4), Italy (2), United States (2: Mississippi, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of Italy (1), Morocco (1)

Total: 12 collections including 18 occurrences

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