Family Caturidae Owen 1860 (bowfin)

Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Caturidae

Parent taxon: Amiiformes according to J. CartanyĆ” 1999

See also Cumbaa et al. 2006 and Delsate 1997

Sister taxa: Amiidae, Amioidea, Amioidei, Aphanepygus, Caturoidea, Eusemius, Ionoscopus, Leedsichthys, Macrepistius, Oligopleura, Otomitla, Palaeolabridae, Sinoeugnathus, Stromerichthys

Subtaxa: Caturus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-piscivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1 collection), Canada (1: Saskatchewan), France (2), Germany (1), Japan (1), Spain (3), Tunisia (5), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Colorado)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of France (3)

• Jurassic of France (8), Germany (2), Portugal (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (1: South Dakota)

• Triassic of Austria (2), Spain (3), United States (1: Texas)

• Permian of China (1)

Total: 45 collections including 57 occurrences

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