Family Alestidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Characiformes - Alestidae

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

See also Otero et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Acestrorhynchidae, Bryconidae, Chalceidae, Characidae, Chilodontidae, Crenuchidae, Ctenoluciidae, Cynodontidae, Erythrinidae, Gasteropelecidae, Hemiodontidae, Hepsetidae, Lebiasinidae, Parodontidae, Prochilodontidae, Serrasalmidae, Triportheidae

Subtaxa: Hydrocynus

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ethiopia (1 collection), Kenya (15)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (3), Kenya (7), Uganda (4)

• Pliocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (9), Uganda (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Kenya (2), Tanzania (1), Uganda (16)

• Miocene of Chad (1), Egypt (1), Kenya (1), Tanzania (1), Uganda (3)

• Oligocene of Kenya (1), Tanzania (1)

• Eocene of Libya (4), Namibia (1)

Total: 78 collections including 81 occurrences

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