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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous–Recent[1]
Common stingray (Dasyatis pastinaca)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Chondrichthyes
Order: Myliobatiformes
Suborder: Myliobatoidei

Stingrays are a group o rays, which are cartilaginous fish relatit tae shairks. They are classifee'd in the suborder Myliobatoidei o the order Myliobatiformes an consist o aicht faimilies: Hexatrygonidae (sixgill stingray), Plesiobatidae (deepwater stingray), Urolophidae (stingarees), Urotrygonidae (roond rays), Dasyatidae (whiptail stingrays), Potamotrygonidae (river stingrays), Gymnuridae (butterflee rays), an Myliobatidae (eagle rays).[1][2]


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  1. a b Nelson, J.S. (2006). Fishes of the World (fourth ed.). John Wiley. pp. 76–82. ISBN 0-471-25031-7.
  2. Helfman, G.S.; B.B. Collette; D.E. Facey (1997). The Diversity of Fishes. Blackwell Science. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-86542-256-8.