Arius Cuvier and Valenciennes 1840 (Ariid catfish)

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Ariidae

Alternative spelling: Otolithus (Arius)

Parent taxon: Ariidae according to W. Schwarzhans and A. Bratischko 2011

See also Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Leriche 1942, Nolf and Steurbaut 1983, Sahni and Mishra 1975, Sepkoski 2002, Weems 1999 and White 1926

Sister taxa: Ariidarum, Ariopsis, Bagre, Plotosus, Qarmoutus

Subtaxa: Arius africanus Arius amekiensis Arius angulatus Arius danicus Arius hewardbelli Arius kitsoni Arius russi Arius subtilis

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida, Georgia collections)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (2), Panama (2), Venezuela (2)

• Eocene of Germany (1), India (4), Nigeria (4), the United Kingdom (5), United States (5: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Denmark (4), Ukraine (1)

• Cretaceous of India (1)

Total: 36 collections including 54 occurrences

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