Dasyatis Rafinesque 1810 (whiptail stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae

Synonyms: Alexandrinum Molin 1860, Heliobatis, Trygon Cuvier 1817

Parent taxon: Dasyatidae according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Agassiz 1835, Balbino and Antunes 2006, Bryant 1989, Cappetta 1987, Casier 1966, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, de Beaufort 1926, Deraniyagala 1969, Dica et al. 1996, Eastman 1904, Jaekel 1894, Jonet 1968, Jordan 1963, Leriche 1942, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Tabuce et al. 2005, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Underwood et al. 1999 and Woodward 1889

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

Subtaxa: Dasyatis africana Dasyatis americana Dasyatis borodini Dasyatis branisai Dasyatis cavernosa Dasyatis centroura Dasyatis charlisae Dasyatis concavifoveus Dasyatis davisi Dasyatis gigas Dasyatis hexagonalis Dasyatis margaritella Dasyatis molassicus Dasyatis molinoensis Dasyatis pastinaca Dasyatis probsti Dasyatis rafinesquei Dasyatis rugosa Dasyatis russelli Dasyatis say Dasyatis schaefferi Dasyatis serralheiroi Dasyatis sessaoensis Dasyatis sudrei Dasyatis tetraedra Dasyatis tricuspidatus Dasyatis ujo Dasyatis vicaryi Dasyatis wochadunensis Heliobatis radians Trygon alveolatus Trygon dux Trygon gazzolae Trygon jaekeli Trygon muricatus Trygon oblongus Trygon sinhaleyus Trygon vorstmani Trygon zignii

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Type: Dasyatis ujo

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (10 collections), United States (6: California, Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (7)

• Pliocene of Libya (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Austria (4), Costa Rica (2), the Czech Republic (2), France (2), Germany (2), India (3), Japan (2), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (3), Pakistan (1), Panama (5), Peru (1), Poland (1), Portugal (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (2), United States (11: California, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), France (1), Germany (3), Oman (1), Pakistan (2), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (2), India (6), Jordan (2), Morocco (1), Pakistan (1), Romania (1), Senegal (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (9: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

• Paleocene of Morocco (4), United States (4: Mississippi, New Jersey, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1), India (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey, Texas)

Total: 135 collections including 168 occurrences

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