Dasyatis charlisae Case 1981 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Full reference: G. R. Case. 1981. Late Eocene Selachians from South-Central Georgia. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 176(Lfg. 1-3):52-79

Belongs to Dasyatis according to G. R. Case 1981

Sister taxa: Dasyatis africana, Dasyatis americana, Dasyatis borodini, Dasyatis branisai, Dasyatis carolinensis, Dasyatis cavernosa, Dasyatis centroura, 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, Dasyatis wochadunensis, Heliobatis radians

Type specimen: USNM 23563, a tooth. Its type locality is Huber Kaolin Quarry, which is in an Eocene marine claystone in the Jacksonian Formation of Georgia.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Pakistan (1 collection), United States (1: Georgia)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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