Meridiania Case 1994 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Full reference: G. R. Case. 1994. Fossil fish remains from the Late Paleocene Tuscahoma and Early Eocene Bashi Formations of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Part I. Selachians. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 230(Lfg. 4-6):97-138

Parent taxon: Dasyatidae according to G. R. Case 1994

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: Mississippi, Virginia collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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