Protopterus Agassiz 1843 (african lungfish)

Osteichthyes - Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Lepidosirenidae according to C. S. Churcher and G. De Iuliis 2001

See also Miles 1977, Otero et al. 2015, Schultze 1993, Schultze 2004 and Werner 1993

Sister taxon: Lepidosiren

Subtaxa: Protopterus aethiopicus Protopterus annectens Protopterus crassidens Protopterus libycus Protopterus protopteroides Protopterus regulatus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (5 collections), Kenya (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (14)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (3), Malawi (1), Tanzania (3), Uganda (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (2), Tanzania (2), Uganda (4)

• Miocene of Egypt (1), Kenya (5), Uganda (2)

• Oligocene of Kenya (1), Oman (1)

• Eocene of Algeria (1), Libya (4), Mali (1)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (2), Libya (1), Morocco (1), Niger (1), Sudan (3)

Total: 63 collections including 64 occurrences

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