Myliobatiformes

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Myliobatiformes
Dasyatis brevicaudata 4x3.jpg
Short-tail stingray, Dasyatis brevicaudata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Batoidea
Order: Myliobatiformes
Compagno, 1973

Myliobatiformes is the name of one of the four orders of batoids, cartilaginous fishes related to sharks. They were formerly included in the order Rajiformes, but more recent phylogenetic studies have shown the myliobatiforms to be a monophyletic group, and its more derived members evolved their highly flattened shapes independently of the skates.[1]

Classification[edit]

Nelson's 2006 Fishes of the World arranges the Myliobatiformes as:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, J.S. (2006). Fishes of the World (fourth ed.). John Wiley. pp. 69–82. ISBN 0-471-25031-7.