Family Characidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Characiformes - Characidae

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

See also Lundberg 1997

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

Subtaxa: Colossoma Tetragonopterinae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1), Colombia (1), Kenya (2), Uganda (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (1), Uganda (8)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Brazil (1), Colombia (4), Kenya (1)

• Eocene of Algeria (1), Peru (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Peru (2)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1), Romania (1)

Total: 30 collections including 33 occurrences

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