Myliobatis dixoni Agassiz 1843 (eagle ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae

Synonyms: Myliobates obesus Leidy 1855, Myliobates rugosus Leidy 1855, Myliobatis copeanus Clark 1895, Myliobatis glottoides Cope 1870, Myliobatis rectidens Cope 1870, Myliobatis rugosus Leidy 1855

Belongs to Myliobatis according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Bohm 1926, Cappetta 1987, Cassier 1966, Clark 1895, Hay 1902, Herman 1975, Silva et al. 2002, White 1926 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Myliobatis affinis, Myliobatis altus, Myliobatis aquila, Myliobatis arcuatus, Myliobatis bisulcus, Myliobatis bothriodon, Myliobatis fastigiatus, Myliobatis faujasi, Myliobatis frangens, Myliobatis gigas, Myliobatis holmesii, Myliobatis intermedius, Myliobatis jugosus, Myliobatis latidens, Myliobatis magister, Myliobatis merriami, Myliobatis moorabbinensis, Myliobatis mordax, Myliobatis nzadinensis, Myliobatis oligocaena, Myliobatis pachyodon, Myliobatis plicatilis, Myliobatis prenticei, Myliobatis raouxi, Myliobatis striatus, Myliobatis sulcidens, Myliobatis tennicaudatus, Myliobatis toliapicus, Myliobatis vicomicanus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Germany (1 collection), Namibia (1), Nigeria (2), the United Kingdom (7), United States (3: Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Brazil (1), Saudi Arabia (10), United States (6: Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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