Glaucostegus typus

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Glaucostegus typus
Taxonavigation: Rhinopristiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Batoidea
Superordo: Batomorphii
Ordo: Rhinopristiformes

Familia: Glaucostegidae
Genus: Glaucostegus
Species: Glaucostegus typus


Glaucostegus typus (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

  • Syntypes: BMNH 1852.8.30.17 (dry) Sumatra.

Type locality: Sumatra, Indonesia; India.

Etymology: allusion not evident; the author may have intended this species to represent type of genus (type is assumed to be Rhinobatos rhinobatos based on tautonymy but accurate type designation has never been researched). (From: The ETYFish project)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Giant Shovelnose Ray


  • Anonymous [Bennett, E.T.] 1830. Class Pisces. Pp. 686-694. In: Memoir of the life and public services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.... By his Widow [Lady Stamford Raffles]. John Murray, London. 701 pp. Reference page


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