Zapteryx xyster

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Zapteryx xyster


Taxonavigation: Rhinopristiformes 

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: Rhinopristiformes

Familia: Trygonorrhinidae
Genus: Zapteryx

Species: Zapteryx xyster


Zapteryx xyster Jordan & Evermann, 1896

  • Syntypes: YPM old Zool. Cat. 1994 (orig. 2, 1 lost in 1880s).

Type locality: Pacific Coast of Panama.

Etymology: xyster (= a scraper), perhaps referring to “entire lower surface covered with fine shagreen”. (From : The ETYFish project)

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Southern banded guitarfish, Witch Guitarfish