Family Polypteridae (bichir)

Cladistia - Polypteriformes - Polypteridae

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

See also Cope 1887, Jordan 1963, Otero et al. 2015 and Sereno et al. 2008

Sister taxon: Pollia

Subtaxa: Bawitius Polypterus Serenoichthys

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (9), Niger (2), Sudan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (17)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (4)

• Miocene of Chad (1), Egypt (1), Kenya (4), Tunisia (2)

• Oligocene of Kenya (1)

• Eocene of Algeria (1), Libya (3)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), Morocco (2), Sudan (1)

Total: 57 collections each including a single occurrence

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