Family Centrarchidae Cope 1868 (sunfish)

Actinopteri - Centrarchiformes - Centrarchidae

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

See also Fierstine et al. 2012, Holman et al. 1986, Jordan 1963 and Wilson 1967

Sister taxon: Elassomatidae

Subtaxa: Archoplites Chaenobryttus Lepomis Micropterus Pomoxis

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (14: California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia collections)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Kansas)

• Miocene of United States (3: Kansas, Nebraska, Texas)

• Eocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 19 collections including 31 occurrences

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