Rhinoptera Cuvier 1829 (cownose ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae

Synonyms: Micromesus Gill 1865, Mylorhina Gill 1865, Trikeras Harless 1850, Trycera Doderlein 1884, Zygobates Agassiz 1843, Zygobatis Agassiz 1843

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

See also Bohm 1926, Cappetta 1987, Case 1981, Cassier 1966, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Jaekel 1894, Jonet 1968, Jordan 1907, Jordan 1963, Jordan and Gilbert 1919, Leriche 1942, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Szabo et al. 2017, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Udovichenko and Nessov 1987, White 1926 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Rhinoptera daviesii Rhinoptera dubius Rhinoptera maja Rhinoptera marginata Rhinoptera prisca Rhinoptera raeburni Rhinoptera rasilis Rhinoptera schultzi Rhinoptera sherboni Rhinoptera sherborni Rhinoptera smithi Rhinoptera studeri Rhinoptera woodwardi

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Angola (1 collection), United States (2: Florida, South Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Austria (5), Brazil (4), Costa Rica (2), India (2), Japan (2), the Netherlands (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (11), Peru (1), Poland (1), Portugal (4), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (1), United States (8: Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Oman (1), United States (2: North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Chile (2), Egypt (21), Namibia (1), Nigeria (2), Pakistan (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (6: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Uzbekistan (3), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1), United States (3: Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), India (1)

Total: 113 collections including 118 occurrences

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