Gymnura Van Hasselt 1823 (stingray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae

Synonyms: Aetoplatea Vallencienes 1841, Pteroplatea Muller and Henle 1837

Parent taxon: Gymnuridae according to C. J. Underwood and J. Schlogl 2013

See also Cappetta 1984, Cappetta 1987, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, David 1943, Jaekel 1894, Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Jacquhermania, Ouledia, Subathunura

Subtaxa: Gymnura altavela Gymnura delpiti Gymnura grootaerti Gymnura hovestadti Gymnura micura Pteroplatea lapislutosa

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Type: Raja micura

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• MN 13 of Portugal (2 collections)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Malta (1), Mexico (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (6), Jordan (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (3), Western Sahara (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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