Family Osteoglossidae Bonaparte 1832 (arowana)

Actinopteri - Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae

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

See also Casier 1966, Ebersole et al. 2019, Frizzell and Dante 1965, Guo-Qing and Grande 1997, Hay 1902, Jordan 1963, Khajuria and Prasad 1998, Lim 1996, Newbrey and Bozek 2000, Weems 1999 and Woodward 1901

Sister taxa: Arapaimidae, Foreyichthyidae, Gymnarchidae, Lopadichthys, Lycopteridae, Monopteros, Mormyridae, Notopteridae, Opsithrissops, Pantodontidae, Saurocephalidae, Tongxinichthys, Wakinoichthiidae, Wilsonichthys, Xixiaichthys

Subtaxa: Dapedoglossus Genartina Heterotidinae Heterotis Osteoglossidarum Osteoglossinae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Niger (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Kenya (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (2)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Kenya (1)

• Oligocene of Kenya (1), Oman (1)

• Eocene of Mali (1), Pakistan (2), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (14: Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland , Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1), Mali (1)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1), Denmark (2), Greenland (1), India (1), Mexico (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Bolivia (1)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1), Brazil (1), France (1), India (4), Japan (1), Mali (1), Spain (1), Sudan (1)

Total: 48 collections including 49 occurrences

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