Aetobatis irregularis Agassiz 1843 (eagle ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Alternative combination: Aetobatus irregularis

Synonyms: Aetobatis arcuatus Agassiz 1843, Aetobatis perspicuus Leidy 1855, Aetobatus perspicuus Leidy 1855

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Belongs to Aetobatis according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Agassiz 1843, Cappetta 1987, Cassier 1966, Cope 1868, Eastman 1904, Hay 1902, Jonet 1968, Kent 2018 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Aetobatis marginalis, Aetobatis profundus, Aetobatis subarcuatus, Aetobatis sulcatus, Aetobatus aragonis, Aetobatus arcuatus, Aetobatus narinari

Type specimens:

  • Aetobatis irregularis: BMNH P.3054, a mandible
  • Aetobatis arcuatus:
  • Aetobatis perspicuus:

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of India (1 collection)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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