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Myliobatiformes
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Atlantic stingray (Dasyatis sabina)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Batoidea
Order: Myliobatiformes
Compagno, 1973

Myliobatiformes is 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 that the myliobatiforms are a monophyletic group, and that its more derived members evolved their highly flattened shapes independently of the skates.[1]

Classification

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

References

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