Urolophus (ray)

Chondrichthyes - Rajiformes

Synonyms: Leiobatus Blainville 1816, Trygonoptera Muller and Henle 1838

Parent taxon: Rajiformes according to C. J. Underwood 2006

See also Cappetta 1987, Jaekel 1894, Jordan 1907, Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Antiquaobatis, Archaeobatidae, Cyclobatidae, Dynatobatis, Erguitaia, Hamrabatis, Hexatrygon, Hypolophidae, Hypsobatidae, Myeladaphus, Oncobatis, Ostarriraja, Parapalaeobatidae, Plesiobatis, Pristoidei, Rajidae, Rajoidei, Rhina, Rhinobatidae, Rhinobatoidei, Rhynchobatidae, Spathobatidae, Torpedinoidea, Urobatis, Urotrygon, Zanobatus

Subtaxa: Urolophus crassicauda Urolophus cruciata Urolophus halleri Urolophus princeps

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: California collections)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Italy (2)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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