Decoroproetus papyraceus Törnquist 1884 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Proetidae

Alternative combination: Proetus papyraceus

Belongs to Decoroproetus according to R. M. Owens 1973

Sister taxa: Decoroproetus asellus, Decoroproetus bodae, Decoroproetus brevifrons, Decoroproetus campanulatus, Decoroproetus decorus, Decoroproetus evexus, Decoroproetus farragatus, Decoroproetus furubergensis, Decoroproetus granulatus, Decoroproetus gyratus, Decoroproetus solenotus

Type specimen: LO 597 T, a cephalon/head (cranidium). Its type locality is Fjäcka, Fjäcka Formation, which is in a Vormsi marine shale in the Fjäcka Formation of Sweden.

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Sweden (4 collections), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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