Myliobatis dixoni Agassiz 1843 (eagle ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae

Synonyms: Myliobates obesus Leidy 1855, Myliobates rugosus Leidy 1855, Myliobatis copeanus Clark 1895, Myliobatis glottoides Cope 1870, Myliobatis rectidens Cope 1870

Belongs to Myliobatis according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Bohm 1926, Cappetta 1987, Cassier 1966, Clark 1895, Herman 1975, Silva et al. 2002, White 1926 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Myliobatis aquila, Myliobatis bothriodon, Myliobatis fastigiatus, Myliobatis faujasi, Myliobatis frangens, Myliobatis gigas, Myliobatis holmesii, Myliobatis intermedius, Myliobatis jugosus, Myliobatis latidens, Myliobatis magister, Myliobatis merriami, Myliobatis nzadinensis, Myliobatis oligocaena, Myliobatis pachyodon, Myliobatis raouxi, Myliobatis striatus, Myliobatis sulcidens, Myliobatis toliapicus, Myliobatis vicomicanus, Myliobates regley, Myliobates saturalis, Myliobates stokesii, Myliobates jugalis, Myliobates brongniarti, Myliobates dixoni, Myliobates punctatus, Myliobates americanus, Myliobates bisulcus, Myliobates goniopleurus, Myliobates micropleurus, Myliobates gyratus, Myliobates nitidus, Myliobates heteropleurus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Germany (1 collection), Namibia (1), Nigeria (2), the United Kingdom (7), United States (2: Mississippi, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Brazil (1), Saudi Arabia (10), United States (6: Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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