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Mobula (devil ray)

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae

Taxonomy
Mobula was named by Rafinesque (1810) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 884]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Myliobatiformes by Sepkoski (2002); and to Mobulidae by Jordan (1963), Cappetta (1987), Purdy et al. (2001) and Kent (2018).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1810Apterurus Rafinesque
1810Mobula Rafinesque
1810Cephalopterus Riso
1816Dicerobatus Blainville
1838Pterocephalus Swainson
1897Ceratobatis Boulenger
1963Apterurus Jordan p. 605
1963Cephalopterus Jordan p. 605
1963Ceratobatis Jordan p. 605
1963Dicerobatus Jordan p. 605
1963Mobula Jordan p. 605
1963Pterocephala Jordan p. 605
1987Mobula Cappetta p. 177
2001Mobula Purdy et al. p. 96
2002Mobula Sepkoski, Jr.
2018Mobula Kent p. 133

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Batoidea
orderMyliobatiformesCompagno 1973
familyMobulidae
genusMobulaRafinesque 1810

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