Manta Bancroft 1829 (manta)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae

Parent taxon: Mobulidae according to R. W. Purdy et al. 2001

See also Jordan 1963 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Manta fragilis

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Ecology: nektonic suspension feeder-carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), Japan (1), United States (2: North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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