Hypolophites Leriche 1913 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Parent taxon: Dasyatidae according to H. Cappetta 1987

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Hypolophites mayumbensis Hypolophites myliobatoides Hypolophites thaleri

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (2: Arkansas, New Jersey collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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