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meaning: "Sun ray"
Named By: Othniel Charles Marsh in 1877
Time Period: Early Eocene
Location: USA, Wyoming - Green River Formation
Size: Up to 90 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Many specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Myliobatiformes | Dasyatidae |
Also known as: | Dasyatis | Palaeodasybatis discus | Xiphotrygon acutidens | Xyphotrygus |

Heliobatis is an extinct genus of ray in the Myliobatiformes family Dasyatidae. At present the genus contains the single species Heliobatis radians.

The genus is known primarily from the Early Eocene, Wasatchian stage, Fossil Lake deposits. Fossil Lake is part of the Green River Formation in southwest Wyoming. Heliobatis is one of only two known rays to have been found in the Green River formation; the other species, Asterotrygon maloneyi, was only recognized and described in 2004.

Read more about Heliobatis at Wikipedia
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