Hypolophus Muller and Henle 1837 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Alternative spelling: Hyplophus

Parent taxon: Dasyatidae according to J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones 1981

See also Herman 1975, Jordan 1963 and Thurmond 1971

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

Subtaxa: Hypolophus mcnultyi

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (2 collections), Spain (2), United States (27: Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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