Family Loricariidae Gill 1872 (catfish)

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Loricariidae

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

See also Jordan 1963, Lundberg 1997 and Malabarba and Lundberg 2007

Sister taxa: Astroblepidae, Callichthyidae, Nematogenyidae, Trichomycteridae

Subtaxa: Acanthicus Hypostomus Taubateia

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection), Colombia (3), Peru (3)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Brazil (1)

• Oligocene of Peru (1)

• Eocene of Peru (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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