Family Dasyatidae Jordan 1888 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Alternative spelling: Dasybatidae

Parent taxon: Myliobatiformes according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Balbino and Antunes 2006, Cappetta 1987, Carnevale et al. 2014, Case 1978, Case 1981, Cassier 1966, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, David 1943, Estes 1964, Estes and Berberian 1970, Hay 1902, Herman 1975, Jonet 1968, Jordan 1963, Kumar and Loyal 1987, Purdy et al. 2001, Tabuce et al. 2005, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Underwood 2006

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

Subtaxa: Agabelus Amphotistius Anacanthus Dasyatis Dasyatis dezignoi Dasyatis muricata Disceus Discobatis Discotrygon Ellipesurus Glikmania Hemiptychodus Hemitrygon Himantura Hypolophites Hypolophus Myledaphus Neotrygon Palaeodasyatis Paratrygon Pastinaca Pastinachus Pteroplatytrygon Rhachinotus Sporetodus Taeniura Trygonobatus Urogymnus Uroxis Viperecucullus

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Type: Dasyatis

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (11 collections), United States (7: California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (7)

• Pliocene of Libya (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (1), Austria (4), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (2), the Czech Republic (2), Ecuador (2), France (3), Germany (3), India (3), Japan (2), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (3), Pakistan (1), Panama (8), Peru (5), Poland (1), Portugal (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (2), United States (12: California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), France (1), Germany (3), Oman (1), Pakistan (2), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (15), India (6), Italy (1), Jordan (2), Morocco (1), Pakistan (1), Romania (1), Senegal (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (15: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Morocco (4), United States (8: Arkansas, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1), Canada (69: Alberta, Saskatchewan), France (2), India (4), Jordan (3), Mexico (1), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (173: Alabama, Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (2)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 433 collections including 496 occurrences

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