Aetobatis irregularis Agassiz 1843 (eagle ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae

Alternative combination: Aetobatus irregularis

Synonyms: Aetobatis arcuatus Agassiz 1843, Aetobatis perspicuus Leidy 1855

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Belongs to Aetobatis according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Agassiz 1843, Cappetta 1987, Cassier 1966 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Aetobatis marginalis, Aetobatis profundus, Aetobatis subarcuatus, Aetobatis sulcatus, Aetobatus arcuatus, Aetobatus narinari

Type specimens:

  • Aetobatis irregularis: BMNH P.3054, a mandible
  • Aetobatis arcuatus:
  • Aetobatis perspicuus:

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of India (1 collection)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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