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Batoidea (ray)

Chondrichthyes -

Taxonomy
Batoidea was named as an order. It is extant.

It was reranked as the superorder Batoidea by Herman (1979); it was synonymized subjectively with Batomorphii by Cappetta (1987); it was reranked as the unranked clade Batoidea by Long (2011).

It was assigned to Euselachiformes by Case (1978); to Chondrichthyes by Lancaster (1986); to Elasmobranchii by Herman (1979), Thurmond and Jones (1981) and Goodwin et al. (1999); and to Neoselachii by Long (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1978Batoidea Case p. 195
1979Batoidea Herman p. 64
1981Batoidea Thurmond and Jones p. 69
1986Batoidea Lancaster p. 125
1999Batoidea Goodwin et al. p. 731
2011Batoidea Long p. 242

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Batoidea
Batoidea

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available