Family Latidae (perch-like fish)

Actinopteri - Perciformes - Latidae

Parent taxon: Perciformes according to G. Carnevale et al. 2014

See also Bannikov 2014 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Acanthonotus, Acanthuroidei, Acentrogobius, Alectis, Alepes, Aluvarus, Ammodytoidei, Amphiperca, Anarhichas, Anarrhichthys, Aphia, Apogonoides, Apolectus, Apsilus, Aramichthys, Ariomma, Avitolabrax, Avitoluvarus, Bairdiella, Beaumontoperca, Bembrops, Bilinia, Blabe, Blennius, Boops, Brama, Branchiostegidae, Brotulidae, Burtinia, Calamus, Callionymus, Callyodon, Carangodidae, Chaeturichthys, Chanda, Chandidae, Clinus, Cockerellites, Coryphopterus, Cottioidei, Cottopsis, Crenidens, Crenidens, Cristigerina, Ctenodentex, Ctenosciaena, Cubiceps, Dapaloides, Diaphyodus, Dipterichthys, Ductoridae, Emmelichthys, Eocottidae, Eoluvarus, Eoserranus, Eothyrsites, Epinnula, Exallias, Exelliidae, Gazza, Gempylus, Gerres, Glaucosoma, Gobioidei, Haliophis, Hemerocoetes, Hypacanthus, Hyperoglyphe, Hyperoplus, Hyperprosopon, Isacia, Kuhlia, Kushlukiidae, Kyphosus, Labrisomus, Labroidea, Labroidei, Landanichthys, Leptoscopus, Libotonius, Lithognathus, Lonchistium, Luvarus, Lycodopsis, Lyconectes, Maccullochella, Matarchia, Menticirrhus, Mugiloidei, Neanthias, Nebris, Neoscombrops, Notothenioidei, Oblada, Odonteobolca, Opisthomyzon, Orthopristis, Ostracoberyx, Palaeoperca, Paracalamus, Parapercis, Paraplatax, Parapristipoma, Parapygaeus, Pararhenanoperca, Parasphyraena, Pasaichthys, Pempheris, Pennahia, Pentacerotidae, Pentanemus, Pentaprion, Percalates, Percoidei, Percoideorum, Percophidae, Phanerodon, Phosphichthys, Pirskenius, Plagioholocentrus, Platycephalidae, Platylates, Plectorhinchus, Polydactylus, Priacanthopsis, Propercarinidae, Propygidium, Proserranus, Psenes, Pseudoscarus, Pseudoscopelus, Quasicichla, Quasimullidae, Repropcidae, Rexea, Rhenanoperca, Robertanniidae, Scomberoides, Scombroidei, Scombrops, Scombrosphyraena, Scorpaenoidei, Selar, Serranoidei, Sillaginodes, Sillago, Sparidae, Sphenocephalus, Sphyraenoidei, Sphyraenops, Stromateoidei, Stromateus, Synagrops, Tetrapterus, Thyrsitocephalus, Trachinidae, Trachinoidei, Trichiuroidei, Tripterygion, Tungtingichthys, Verilus, Wangia, Xiphioidei, Zoarces, Zoarcoidei

Subtaxa: Eolates Lates

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (5 collections), Egypt (2), Kenya (3), Niger (3), Sudan (1)

• Pliocene to Holocene of Uganda (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (3), Kenya (15), Uganda (6)

• Pliocene of Chad (1), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Kenya (3), Tanzania (3), Uganda (10), Ukraine (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Kenya (2), Uganda (32)

• Miocene of Egypt (2), Kenya (2), Saudi Arabia (2), Slovakia (1), Tunisia (5)

• Eocene of Italy (1), Libya (2)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Peru (1)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1)

Total: 110 collections including 114 occurrences

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