Raja similis

Woodward, 1889


Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Woodward, A.S. (1889)
Catalogue of the fossil fishes in the British Museum. Part. I. British Museum(Natural History): 474 p., fig., 17 pl.

Image of the original description

Otoliths of Arius, missidentified as <i>Raja similis</i> sp. nov., fig. 4, 5 pl. 4 of Woodward, (1891)

Types
Raja similis



Description:


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Description
Original description of Woodward, 1889 p. 86 [2593]:
Type. Dermal tubercles, figured in Pl. lV. figs. 4, 5. A number of dermal tubercles from the Upper Eocene of Hamp shire are so similar to those of Raja that they may be provisionally associated with this genus. They are rounded or oval, and all pointed at one extremity ; the inferior surface is convex and smooth , the exposed surface is also slightly convex, and marked with a few delicate concentric and radiating ridges. No spine is preserved in the fossils, but a small one appears to have been affixed to the middle of most of the tubercles.
Form. & Loc. Upper Eocene (Barton Clay): Hampshire.
28094. Eleven specimens, including the types; High Cliff. Presented by F. E. Edwards, Esq., 1852

Remarks
valid after Woodward (1889) p. 86 (text), synonym of Arius sp. (a genus of catfishes, order Siluriformes, ) caption of Plate IV fig. 4, 5 [2593]

References
Woodward, A.S. (1889)
Catalogue of the fossil fishes in the British Museum. Part. I. British Museum(Natural History): 474 p., fig., 17 pl.