Plinthicus Cope 1869 (eagle ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1869. Description of some extinct fishes previously unknown. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 12:310-317

Parent taxon: Myliobatidae according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Cappetta 1987, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cope 1869, Kent 2018, Purdy et al. 2001 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aetobatinae, Aetobatus, Aetomylaeus, Apocopodon, Ceratopterina, Garabatis, Igdabatis, Leidybatis, Myliobatina, Myliobatinae, Myliobatis, Promyliobatis, Pseudohypolophus, Pteromylaeus

Subtaxa: Plinthicus stenodon

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Panama (1 collection), United States (5: New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of United States (2: North Carolina, South Carolina)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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