Dasyatis wochadunensis Ward 1979 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Full reference: D. J. Ward. 1979. Additions to the fish fauna of the English Palaeogene. 2. A new species of Dasyatis (Sting Ray) from the London Clay (Eocene) of Essex, England. Tertiary Research 2(2):75-81

Belongs to Dasyatis according to D. J. Ward 1979

See also Cappetta 1987

Sister taxa: Dasyatis africana, Dasyatis americana, Dasyatis borodini, Dasyatis branisai, Dasyatis carolinensis, Dasyatis cavernosa, Dasyatis centroura, Dasyatis charlisae, Dasyatis concavifoveus, Dasyatis davisi, Dasyatis gigas, Dasyatis hastata, Dasyatis hexagonalis, Dasyatis margaritella, Dasyatis molassicus, Dasyatis molinoensis, Dasyatis pastinaca, Dasyatis probsti, Dasyatis rafinesquei, Dasyatis rugosa, Dasyatis russelli, Dasyatis say, Dasyatis schaefferi, Dasyatis serralheiroi, Dasyatis sessaoensis, Dasyatis sudrei, Dasyatis tetraedra, Dasyatis tricuspidatus, Dasyatis ujo, Dasyatis vicaryi, Heliobatis radians

Type specimen: BMNH P. 59560. Its type locality is Ockendon Clay Plant, which is in a Ypresian marine claystone in the London Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Ockendon Clay Plant

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