Dasyatis rafinesquei Kumar and Loyal 1987 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Full reference: K. Kumar and R. S. Loyal. 1987. Eocene ichthyofauna from the Subathu Formation, Northwestern Himalaya, India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 32:60-84

Belongs to Dasyatis according to K. Kumar and R. S. Loyal 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 jaekeli, Dasyatis margaritella, Dasyatis molassicus, Dasyatis molinoensis, Dasyatis pastinaca, Dasyatis probsti, Dasyatis rugosa, Dasyatis russelli, Dasyatis say, Dasyatis schaefferi, Dasyatis serralheiroi, Dasyatis sessaoensis, Dasyatis sudrei, Dasyatis tetraedra, Dasyatis tricuspidatus, Dasyatis ujo, Dasyatis vicaryi, Dasyatis wochadunensis, Heliobatis radians

Type specimen: Its type locality is Muddy Boots Locality, which is in a Ypresian marine limestone in the Subathu Formation of India

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of India (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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