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Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes

Coupatezia was named by Cappetta (1982) [Sepkoski's age data: K Maes T Eo-m Sepkoski's reference number: 884]. Its type is Coupatezia woutersi.

It was assigned to Dasyatoidea by Cappetta (1987), Tabuce et al. (2005) and Kriwet et al. (2007); to Myliobatiformes by Sepkoski (2002) and Case et al. (2015); and to Myliobatoidei by Ebersole et al. (2019).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Coupatezia Cappetta
1987Coupatezia Cappetta p. 167
2002Coupatezia Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Coupatezia Tabuce et al. p. 387
2007Coupatezia Kriwet et al.
2015Coupatezia Case et al. p. 1132
2019Coupatezia Ebersole et al. p. 117

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderMyliobatiformesCompagno 1973
suborderMyliobatoideiCompagno 1973
genusCoupateziaCappetta 1982

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektobenthico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-21 07:05:51
Modified: 2009-07-21 09:05:51
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Campanian to the top of the Middle Eocene or 83.50000 to 37.20000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 70.6 Ma

Collections (32 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Spain (Cataluña) C. sp., C. trempina (76212)
Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Syria C. sp. (117853 117854 117857)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Texas) C. turneri (61738)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0France (Midi-Pyrénées) C. sp. (199535)
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0USA (South Carolina) C. woutersi (186974)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8USA (Mississippi) C. woutersi (62872)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8France (Oise) C. sp. (166598)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8USA (South Carolina) C. sp. (203258)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Virginia) C. woatersi (15595)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6USA (Mississippi) C. woutersi (62890)
Early/Lower Eocene - Middle Eocene55.8 - 37.2United Kingdom (England) C. woutersi (3256 3257)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Uzbekistan C. woutersi (62573)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Morocco C. sp. (91339)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Togo C. sp. (32991)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3United Kingdom (England) C. woutersi (41989 41992 41994 41996 41998)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (Alabama) C. woutersi (13346)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Senegal C. sp. (133429)
Lutetian - Bartonian47.8 - 38.0France (Landes) C. miretrainensis (161753)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Egypt C. sp. (137550 137551 137554 137564 137579 137582 145984)