Raja Linnaeus 1758 (skate)

Chondrichthyes - Rajiformes - Rajidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

See also Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Capetta 1980, Cappetta 1987, Cassier 1966, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Eastman 1904, Hay 1902, Jaekel 1894, Jonet 1968, Jordan 1963, Leriche 1942, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Actinobatis, Amblyraja, Batis, Beringraja, Cephaleutherus, Dactylobatus, Dasybatus, Dipturus, Hieroptera, Laeviraja, Leucoraja, Malacorhina, Pararaja, Platopterus, Propterygia, Psammobatis, Sympterygia, Uraptera

Subtaxa: Raja batis Raja casieri Raja ceciliae Raja clavata Raja davisi Raja expansa Raja fallax Raja gentili Raja harrisae Raja heinzelini Raja louisi Raja mccollumi Raja olisiponensis Raja praealba Raja praeclavata Raja primarmata Raja similis Raja terhagenensis Raja texana

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Type: Raja batis

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (2 collections), United States (4: California, Oregon, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1), the Netherlands (2), United States (2: North Carolina, South Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), India (2), Japan (1), Malta (1), the Netherlands (4), Panama (1), Poland (1), Portugal (2), South Africa (1), United States (6: California, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Germany (3), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of France (2), United States (4: Alabama, Georgia, Oregon, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Lebanon (2), United States (2: Maryland, Texas)

• Triassic of Germany (1)

Total: 50 collections including 57 occurrences

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