Family Centropomidae Poey 1868 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthomorphata - Centropomidae

Parent taxon: Carangimorphariae according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Casier 1966, Jordan 1963 and Sereno et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Carangiformes, Istiophoriformes, Menidae, Pleuronectiformes, Polynemidae, Sphyraenidae, Toxotidae

Subtaxa: Centropomus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Peru (1), Tanzania (1), United States (2: Florida, Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene of Kazakhstan (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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