Potamotrygon wallacei

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Taxonavigation: Dasyatoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Batoidea
Superordo: Batomorphii
Ordo: Myliobatiformes
Subordo: Myliobatoidei
Superfamilia: Dasyatoidea

Familia: Potamotrygonidae
Genus: Potamotrygon
Species: Potamotrygon wallacei

Name[edit]

Potamotrygon wallacei Carvalho et al., 2016

  • Holotype: MZUSP 117809.
  • Paratypes (21): BMNH 1893.4.24.42 (0, 1); MNRJ 3532 (2, 1); MZUSP 10290 (0, 1), 19209 (0, 1), 104962 (0, 1), 104966 (0, 1), 104977 (1, 0), 117804 (0, 1), 117805 (1, 0), 117806 (1, 0), 117807 (0, 1), 117808 (0, 1), 117810 (0, 1), 117811 (0, 1), 117812 (1, 0).

Type locality: Rio Negro, municipality of Barcelos, Amazonas, Brazil, 0° 57' 30.24"S, 062° 56' 14.697"W.

Etymology: The specific name honors Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913), the first naturalist to collect, observe and illustrate this species while on his travels in the Rio Negro in the early 1850's (Wallace, 2002).

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