Aetobatis profundus Cope 1867 (eagle ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1867. An addition to the vertebrate fauna of the Miocene period, with a synopsis of the extinct Cetacea of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19(4):138-157

Belongs to Aetobatis according to E. D. Cope 1867

Sister taxa: Aetobatis irregularis, Aetobatis marginalis, Aetobatis subarcuatus, Aetobatis sulcatus, Aetobatus arcuatus, Aetobatus narinari

Type specimen: Its type locality is James T. Thomas estate, which is in a Langhian offshore shelf horizon in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at James T. Thomas estate

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