Mobula Rafinesque 1810 (devil ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae

Synonyms: Apterurus Rafinesque 1810, Cephalopterus Riso 1810, Ceratobatis Boulenger 1897, Dicerobatus Blainville 1816, Pterocephala Swainson 1838, Pterocephalus Swainson 1838

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

See also Cappetta 1987, Jordan 1963, Purdy et al. 2001 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Mobula auriculata Mobula loupianensis Mobula pectinata

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

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

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), India (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (7), Poland (1), United States (2: North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Togo (1), Western Sahara (2)

Total: 23 collections including 30 occurrences

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