Family Mochokidae Jordan 1923 (catfish)

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Mochokidae

Alternative spelling: Mochocidae

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

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

Sister taxa: Akysidae, Amblycipitidae, Amphiliidae, Anchariidae, Ariidae, Auchenipteridae, Bagridae, Cetopsidae, Chacidae, Clariidae, Claroteidae, Cranoglanididae, Heptapteridae, Heteropneustidae, Horabagridae, Hypsidoroidea, Ictaluridae, Malapteruridae, Pangasiidae, Pimelodidae, Plotosidae, Pseudopimelodidae, Schilbeidae, Siluridae, Siluriodae, Sisoridae

Subtaxa: Synodontis

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (6 collections), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (8), Niger (1), Sudan (3)

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

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (6), Uganda (5)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Kenya (2), Uganda (18)

• Miocene of Egypt (2), Kenya (1), Uganda (3)

Total: 71 collections including 75 occurrences

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