Rhineastes Cope 1872 (catfish)

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Siluridae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1872. Notices of New Vertebrata from the Upper Waters of Bitter Creek, Wyoming Territory. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 12(86):483-486

Parent taxon: Siluridae according to L. M. Lambe 1908

See also Cope 1891 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Ameiurus, Amiurus, Ichthyophis muelleri, Pimelodus, Pseudeutropius, Silurus

Subtaxa: Rhineastes arcuatus Rhineastes calvus Rhineastes pectinatus Rhineastes peltatus Rhineastes radulus Rhineastes rhaeas Rhineastes smithii

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Type: Rhineastes peltatus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (1: Colorado)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1)

Total: 3 collections including 4 occurrences

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