Aetomylaeus vespertilio ( Bleeker, 1852 ),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 66

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4411.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:255EE06E-3171-41F3-BB3D-E7D29537A292

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A17-FFEF-9BF6-FA855B378E62

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Aetomylaeus vespertilio ( Bleeker, 1852 )
status

 

Aetomylaeus vespertilio ( Bleeker, 1852) 

Ornate Eagle Ray

Myliobatis vespertilio Bleeker, 1852: 85  . Holotype: RMNH 7460View Materials. Type locality: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. 

Local synonymy: Aetomylaeus  maculata— Filewood, 1973: 14 (PNG). Aetomylaeus  maculatus— Kailola, 1987: 33 (PNG). Aetomylaeus  vespertilio— White et al., 2018: 278, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: None.

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Filewood (1973) as Aetomylaeus maculata  . Colour notes by Filewood (1973), i.e. “rear half of disk with pale “eyespots” and black lines”, is distinctive of A. vespertilio  and not the white spotted Aetomylaeus maculatus (Gray, 1834)  . A dried tail recently recorded from a recent catch at the mouth of the Sepik River in East Sepik Province; an old photograph of Filewood’s clearly depicts this species, probably from southern PNG.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Myliobatidae

Genus

Aetomylaeus

Loc

Aetomylaeus vespertilio ( Bleeker, 1852 )

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred 2018
2018
Loc

Myliobatis vespertilio

Bleeker, 1852 : 85