Mobula melanyae

(CASE, 1980)


Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Mobulidae

Reference of the original description
CASE, G.R. (1980)
A selachian fauna from the Trent Formation, Lower Miocene (Aquitanian) of Eastern North Carolina. Palaeontographica, Abt. A, 171 (1–3): 75–103,6 fig., 10 pl.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Manta melanyae

Types
Mobula melanyae
Holotype: AMNH-: 9656; Paratype: AMNH-: 9657;


Description:


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Mobula melanyae (CASE, 1980) (AMNH 9656), Holotype, Occlusal view; Profile view; 1b. Labial view © G. Case

Distribution Geographic
River Bend Plantation, Harbourtown Marina, Craven County, North Carolina [390]

Distribution Strategraphy
Aquitanian, Trent Marl Formation [390]

Material
13 anterior and lateral pavement teeth [390]

Description
Diagnosis after CASE, 1980 [390]: Isolated pavement teeth, petalodont-like, extremely small in averaging than 2 mm across the occlusal aspect, with a strong rugosely nodular ornamentation on the posterior portion of the dorsal surface of the tooth crown.

References
ADNET, S. & CAPPETTA, H. & GUINOT, G. & NOTARBARTOLO DI SCIARA, G. (2012)
Evolutionary history of the devilrays (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes) from fossil and morphological inference. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 166 (1): 132–159
DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00844.x
KRUCKOW, T. & THIES, D. (1990)
Die Neoselachier der Paleokaribik (Pisces: Elasmobranchii). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, 119: 1–102
CASE, G.R. (1980)
A selachian fauna from the Trent Formation, Lower Miocene (Aquitanian) of Eastern North Carolina. Palaeontographica, Abt. A, 171 (1–3): 75–103,6 fig., 10 pl.