Family Claroteidae (catfish)

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Claroteidae

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

See also Otero et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Akysidae, Amblycipitidae, Amphiliidae, Anchariidae, Ariidae, Arioidea, Auchenipteridae, Bagridae, Cetopsidae, Chacidae, Clariidae, Cranoglanididae, Heptapteridae, Heteropneustidae, Horabagridae, Hypsidoroidea, Ictaluridae, Malapteruridae, Mochokidae, Pangasiidae, Pimelodidae, Plotosidae, Pseudopimelodidae, Schilbeidae, Siluridae, Siluriodae, Sisoridae

Subtaxa: Chrysichthys Clarotes

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (1 collection), Kenya (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Uganda (1)

• Pliocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Kenya (1), Uganda (8)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Kenya (2), Uganda (23)

• Miocene of Kenya (1), Tunisia (1)

• Oligocene of Kenya (1)

• Eocene of Mali (1), Nigeria (2), Tanzania (1)

Total: 48 collections including 57 occurrences

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