Phractocephalus nassi Lundberg and Aguilera 2003 (cajaro)

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Pimelodidae

Full reference: J. G. Lundberg and O. A. Aguilera. 2003. The late Miocene Phractocephalus catfish (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae) from Urumaco, Venezuela: additional specimens and reinterpretation as a distinct species. Neotropical Ichthyology 1(2):97-109

Belongs to Phractocephalus according to J. G. Lundberg and O. A. Aguilera 2003

Sister taxa: Phractocephalus acreornatus, Phractocephalus hemiliopterus

Type specimen: MCN-USB OL-2142 (holotype), a skull. Its type locality is El Mamon 1, which is in a Miocene fluvial-deltaic claystone/sandstone in the Urumaco Formation of Venezuela.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Miocene of Venezuela (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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