Family Siluridae (catfish)

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Siluridae

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

See also Andrews 1906, Lambe 1908 and Woodward 1901

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

Subtaxa: Amiurus Ichthyophis muelleri Pimelodus Pseudeutropius Rhineastes Silurus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Thailand (1 collection), Turkmenistan (3)

• Pliocene of Hungary (1), India (2), Moldova (1), the Russian Federation (1), Ukraine (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Colombia (1), France (1), Pakistan (3), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Thailand (1), Turkey (2), Ukraine (2)

• Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), Libya (1), Namibia (1), Niger (1), United States (1: Colorado)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1)

Total: 30 collections including 33 occurrences

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