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Temporal range: 100–0 Ma[1]
Early Cenomanian to Present
Common stingray tynemouth.jpg
Common stingray (D. pastinaca)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae
Subfamily: Dasyatinae
Genus: Dasyatis
Rafinesque, 1810
Type species
Dasyatis ujo
Rafinesque, 1810
  • Amphotistius Garman, 1913
  • Anacanthus Cuvier (ex Ehrenberg), 1829
  • Brachioptera Gratzianov, 1906
  • Dasybatus Klein, 1775
  • Pastinaca Swainson, 1838
  • Trygon Cuvier (ex Adanson), 1816
  • Uroxis Rafinesque, 1810

Dasyatis (Greek δασύς dasýs meaning rough or dense and βατίς batís meaning skate) is a genus of stingray in the family Dasyatidae that is native to the Atlantic, including the Mediterranean. In a 2016 taxonomic revision, many of the species formerly assigned to Dasyatis were reassigned to other genera (Bathytoshia, Fontitrygon, Hemitrygon, Hypanus, Megatrygon and Telatrygon).[2]


Fossil species † Dasyatis africana Arambourg, 1947

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  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. 
  2. ^ Last, P.R.; Naylor, G.J.; Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M. (2016). "A revised classification of the family Dasyatidae (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes) based on new morphological and molecular insights". Zootaxa. 4139 (3): 345–368. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4139.3.2.