Myliobatis gigas Cope 1868 (eagle ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. [Extinct Cetacea from the Miocene bed of Maryland]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia 20(3):159-160

Belongs to Myliobatis according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Cope 1868 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Myliobatis affinis, Myliobatis altus, Myliobatis aquila, Myliobatis arcuatus, Myliobatis bisulcus, Myliobatis bothriodon, Myliobatis dixoni, Myliobatis fastigiatus, Myliobatis faujasi, Myliobatis frangens, Myliobatis holmesii, Myliobatis intermedius, Myliobatis jugosus, Myliobatis latidens, Myliobatis magister, Myliobatis merriami, Myliobatis moorabbinensis, Myliobatis mordax, Myliobatis nzadinensis, Myliobatis oligocaena, Myliobatis pachyodon, Myliobatis plicatilis, Myliobatis prenticei, Myliobatis raouxi, Myliobatis striatus, Myliobatis sulcidens, Myliobatis tennicaudatus, Myliobatis toliapicus, Myliobatis vicomicanus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (3: Maryland, South Carolina collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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