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Urolophus tumbesensis, a New Stingray from the Coast of Peru (Batoidea: Urolophidae)

Norma Chirichigno F. and John D. McEachran
Copeia
Vol. 1979, No. 4 (Nov. 28, 1979), pp. 709-713
DOI: 10.2307/1443881
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1443881
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Urolophus tumbesensis, a New Stingray from the Coast of Peru (Batoidea: Urolophidae)
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Abstract

Urolophus tumbesensis, n. sp. is described and compared with the five other species of Urolophus from the Western Hemisphere. The new species is distinguished by color pattern of the dorsal surface, by several proportional measurements and by possessing denticles and thorns on the dorsal disc and tail in large adolescent and probably in adult specimens.

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