Cyclobatis

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Cyclobatis
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
Cyclobatis major.jpg
Cyclobatis major in the Museum für Naturkunde
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Cyclobatidae
Genus: Cyclobatis
Species
Cyclobatis major

Cyclobatis is an extinct genus of stingray-like skate from the Upper Cretaceous of what is now Lebanon. The genus is typified by a circular form. The ray measures about 10cm or 20cm. In life the environment of this creature was a warm shallow sea. This fish had a very short tail, fitted with a venomous stinger.

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