Archaeomanta Herman 1979 (stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae

Full reference: J. Herman. 1979. Additions to the Eocene fish fauna of Belgium; 4, Archaeomanta, a new genus from the Belgian and and North African Palaeogene. Tertiary Research 2(2):61-67

Parent taxon: Mobulidae according to H. Cappetta 1987

See also Herman 1979 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Brachioptilon, Burnhamia, Ceratoptera, Eomobula, Manta, Mobula, Paramobula

Subtaxa: Archaeomanta melenhorsti Archaeomanta priemi

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (3 collections), Jordan (1), Morocco (2), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (2: Mississippi, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (1)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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