Polypterus Lacépède 1803 (bichir)

Cladistia - Polypteriformes - Polypteridae

Parent taxon: Polypteridae according to O. Otero et al. 2015

See also Sereno et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Bawitius, Serenoichthys

Subtaxa: none

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (9), Niger (2), Sudan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (17)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (4)

• Miocene of Chad (1), Egypt (1), Kenya (4), Tunisia (2)

• Oligocene of Kenya (1)

• Eocene of Libya (3)

Total: 52 collections each including a single occurrence

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