Family Ictaluridae Gill 1861 (catfish)

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Ictaluridae

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

See also Carnevale and Godfrey 2118 and Estes and Tihen 1964

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

Subtaxa: Astephus Ictalurus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (13: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (2: Arizona, Florida)

• Miocene of United States (18: Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota)

• Eocene of Pakistan (1), United States (3: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1)

Total: 41 collections including 46 occurrences

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