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Genera in the family or subfamily Mobulidae: [ 17 ] records


Anodon Billberg [G. J.] 1833:51 Masc. Anodon cornutus Billberg 1833. Type by subsequent designation. Type species designated by Kullander 2016:108 [ref. 34147]. Unnecessary replacement name for Aodon Lacepède 1898. See also Kullander 2016:108 [ref. 34147]. Replacement Name. Current status: Uncertain. Mobulidae.

Aodon Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1798:297 Masc. Squalus massasa Forsskål 1775. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Jordan & Evermann 1896:91 [ref. 2443]. Available as above (with 3 species). Anodon Agassiz 1846:24, 27 [ref. 64] is an unjustified emendation. Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:154 [ref. 30464]. See also Whitley 1936:165 [ref. 6075]. Current status: Uncertain. Mobulidae.

Apterurus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1810:48, 62 Masc. Apterurus fabroni Rafinesque 1810 (= Raia fabroniana Lacepède 1800). Type by monotypy. Also seen as Apturus. •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (Krefft & Stehmann 1973:77 [ref. 7167], Cappetta 1987:177 [ref. 6348], White et al. 2018:55 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Brachioptilon Hamilton [F.] in Newman 1849:2358 Masc. Brachioptilon hamiltoni Hamilton & Newman 1849. Type by monotypy. Description entirely quoted from C. B. Hamilton; name selected by Newman. •Synonym of Manta Bancroft 1829 -- (Cappetta 1987:176 [ref. 6348]). •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (White et al. 2018:56 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Cephaloptera Billberg [G. J.] 1833:51 Fem. Primary homonym of Cephaloptera Cuvier 1816, permanently invalid. •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (Kullander 2016:107 [ref. 34147]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Cephaloptera Cuvier [G.] (ex Duméril) 1816:138 Fem. Raja cephaloptera Bloch & Schneider 1801. Type by absolute tautonymy. Genus name misspelled Chepaloptera by Cuvier 1831:295 [ref. 30378]. •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (Krefft & Stehmann 1973:77 [ref. 7167], White et al. 2018:55 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Cephalopterus Risso [A.] (ex Duméril) 1810:14 Masc. Raja giorna Lacepède 1803. Type by subsequent designation. Type apparently first designated by Bancroft 1829:452 [ref. 5051]. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Cephalopterus Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1809 in Aves; replaced by Pterocephalus Swainson 1838. On Official Index (Direction 44). •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (Krefft & Stehmann 1973:77 [ref. 7167], Cappetta 1987:177 [ref. 6348], White et al. 2018:55 [ref. 37171]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Ceratobatis Boulenger [G. A.] 1897:227 Fem. Ceratobatis robertsii Boulenger 1897. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (Cappetta 1987:177 [ref. 6348], White et al. 2018:56 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Ceratoptera Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1837:118 Fem. Cephaloptera giorna Lesueur 1824. Type by subsequent monotypy. Genus dates to 1837:118 as above with no included species ("...und Ceratoptera N., deren Typus die von Lesueur beschriebene Cephalopter ist;..") Also in Müller & Henle 1838:91 [ref. 3066], "Cephaloptera, Nob. the type of which is the Cephaloptera described by Lesueur" [renamed lesueurii by Swainson 1839] Müller & Henle 1839:186 [ref. 3069]. First addition of species evidently by Bonaparte 1838:6 (of separate) [ref. 4979]. Misspelled Deratoptera by Krefft 1868:3 [ref. 5074] and by Whitley 1936:176 [ref. 6075]. Ceratoptera Day 1878 is not an original description. •Synonym of Mobula (Bancroft 1829) -- (Cappetta 1987:176 [ref. 6348]). •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (White et al. 2018:56 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Daemomanta Whitley [G. P.] 1932:327 Fem. Ceratoptera alfredi Krefft 1868. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Date for type species still under investigation, see Whitley 1932:328 [ref. 4674]. •Synonym of Manta Bancroft 1829 -- (Cappetta 1987:176 [ref. 6348]). •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (White et al. 2018:56 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Diabolicthys Holmes [F. S.] 1856:45 Masc. Diabolicthys elliotti Holmes 1856. Type by monotypy. Spelled Diabolichthys by authors. •Synonym of Manta Bancroft 1829 -- (Cappetta 1987:176 [ref. 6348] as Diabolichthys). •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (White et al. 2018:56 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Dicerobatis Blainville [H. de] 1825:40 Fem. Raia mobular Bonnaterre 1788. Type by being a replacement name. Regarded as an unjustified emendation of, or new spelling for, Dicerobatus Blainville, and not a replacement for it (contrary to current literature). See also remarks in Literature Cited under this reference. •In the synonymy of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (White et al. 2018:55 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Dicerobatus (subgenus of Raia) Blainville [H. de] 1816:112 [= 120] Masc. Raia mobular Bonnaterre 1788. Type by subsequent designation. The species fimbriata Lacepède was designated type by Bancroft 1829:452 [ref. 5051]. Type mobular listed as type by Jordan 1917:95 [ref. 2407] -- apparently designated first by Jordan & Evermann 1898:92 [ref. 2443]. Spelled Dicerobatis by Blainville 1825: 40 [ref. 4991], Agassiz 1845:22 [ref. 4889] and 1846:122 [ref. 64]. •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (Krefft & Stehmann 1973:77 [ref. 7167], Cappetta 1987:177 [ref. 6348], White et al. 2018:55 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Indomanta Whitley [G. P.] 1936:11 Fem. Indomanta tombazii Whitley 1936. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (White et al. 2018:56 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Manta Bancroft [E. N.] 1829:454 Fem. Cephalopterus manta Bancroft 1829. Type by monotypy (also by absolute tautonymy). Manta americana given on p. 454 if Cephalopterus manta proved not to be a Cephalopterus. •Valid as Manta Bancroft 1829 -- (Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:16 [ref. 6441], Compagno 1986:134 [ref. 5648], Cappetta 1987:176 [ref. 6348], Paxton et al. 1989:51 [ref. 12442], Nishida 1990:98 [ref. 19783], Compagno & Last 1999:1525 [ref. 24637], Compagno 1999:498 [ref. 25589], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:108 [ref. 25968], McEachran & Carvalho 2003:587 [ref. 26985], Compagno et al. 2005:80 [ref. 29145] dated 1828 and 1829, Allen et al. 2006:207 [ref. 29002], Kimura 2009:16 [ref. 30426], Marshall et al. 2009:1 [ref. 30599], Kitchen-Wheeler 2010:351 [ref. 30962], Duffy 2015:202 [ref. 34217], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:135 [ref. 34398]). •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (White et al. 2018:55 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Mobula Rafinesque [C. S.] 1810:48, 61 Fem. Mobula auriculata Rafinesque 1810 (= Raia mobular Bonnaterre 1788). Type by monotypy. Rafinesque's auriculata given as a substitute for Raja mobula of Lacepède (= R. mobular Bonnaterre). •Valid as Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (Krefft & Stehmann 1973:77 [ref. 7167], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:16 [ref. 6441], Compagno 1986:135 [ref. 5648], Cappetta 1987:177 [ref. 6348], Notarbartolo-Di-Sciara 1987 [ref. 9133], Paxton et al. 1989:51 [ref. 12442], Nishida 1990:98 [ref. 19783], Compagno & Last 1999:1525 [ref. 24637], Compagno 1999:498 [ref. 25589], McEachran & Carvalho 2003:587 [ref. 26985], Compagno et al. 2005:81 [ref. 29145], Allen et al. 2006:207 [ref. 29002], Marshall et al. 2009:1 [ref. 30599], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:16 [ref. 36649], Duffy 2015:203 [ref. 34217], Dyldin 2015:76 [ref. 34524], Duffy & Vogiatzis 2016:141 [ref. 34488], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:136 [ref. 34398], White & Last 2016:742 [ref. 35016], White et al. 2017:284 [ref. 35860], Dyldin & Orlov 2018:173 [ref. 35920], Ehemann et al. 2018:27 [ref. 36194], Fricke et al. 2018:27 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:18 [ref. 36273], White et al. 2018:55 [ref. 37171], White & Ko'ou 2018:67 [ref. 35922], Brown et al. 2019:154 [ref. 36444], Fricke et al. 2019:48 [ref. 36673], Ebert et al. 2021:100 [ref. 38234]). Current status: Valid as Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.

Pterocephalus Swainson [W.] 1838:170, 174 Fem. Raja giorna Lacepède 1803. Type by being a replacement name. Dates to Swainson 1838:170, 174, with P. massena Swainson mentioned (= Cephalopterus massena Risso 1810) but technically a replacement name for Cephalopterus (see footnote p. 174). Spelled Pterocephala by Swainson 1839 [ref. 4303]. •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810 -- (Krefft & Stehmann 1973:77 [ref. 7167] as Pterocephala, Cappetta 1987:177 [ref. 6348], White et al. 2018:56 [ref. 37171]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.


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