Superfamily Dasyatoidea Whitley 1940 (stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes

Parent taxon: Myliobatiformes according to J. Kriwet et al. 2007

See also Cappetta 1984 and Cappetta 1987

Sister taxa: Acanthobatis, Bates, Ceratopteridae, Coupatezia, Dasyatidae, Eomanta, Gymnuridae, Hypolophodon, Mobulidae, Mobuloidea, Myliobatidae, Myliobatoidea, Platyrhinidae, Potamotrygonidae, Ptychacanthus, Rhinopteridae, Texabatis, Turoniabatis, Urolophidae

Subtaxa: Arechia Heterotorpedo Merabatis Saltirius

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Jordan (1 collection), Morocco (1), Togo (1), United States (2: Utah, Virginia)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of Jordan (1)

Total: 8 collections including 10 occurrences

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