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, Eomanta, Gymnuridae, Mobuloidea, Myliobatoidea, Myliobatoidei, Platyrhinidae, Potamotrygonidae, Ptychacanthus, Texabatis, Turoniabatis, Urolophidae

Subtaxa: Arechia Heterotorpedo Merabatis Saltirius

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Greece (1 collection)

• Eocene of Jordan (1), 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: 9 collections including 11 occurrences

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