Myledaphus Cope 1876 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1876. Descriptions of some vertebrate remains from the Fort Union Beds of Montana. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 28:248-261

Parent taxon: Dasyatidae according to R. Estes 1964

See also Bryant 1989, Cappetta 1987, Case 1978, Estes and Berberian 1970, Hay 1902, Pearson et al. 2002, Peng et al. 2001 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Myledaphus bipartitus

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Type: Myledaphus bipartitus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: North Dakota collection)

• Cretaceous of Canada (69: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Mexico (1), United States (136: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (2)

Total: 209 collections each including a single occurrence

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