†family Proteoceratidae Flower 1962 (mollusk)

Cephalopoda - Orthocerida - Proteoceratidae

Synonym: Hammelloceratidae Shimizu and Obata 1936

Full reference: R. H. Flower. 1962. Part 1, Revision of Buttsoceras, Part 2, Notes on the Michelinoceratida. State Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Memoir 10:1-58

Parent taxon: Orthocerida according to B. Kröger and M. Aubrechtová 2019

See also Evans 1994, Flower 1962, Kröger 2013, Kröger and Aubrechtova 2017, Kröger et al. 2007, Kröger et al. 2011, Kröger and Isakar 2006, Sweet 1964 and Teichert et al. 1964

Sister taxa: Acrosphaerorthoceras, Aethiosolen, Arionoceratidae, Arterioceras, Badouceras, Baltoceratidae, Bogoslovskya, Bohemites, Cedarvilleoceras, Chicagooceras, Coralloceras, Cornuella, Cryptocycloceras, Cycloceras, Dictyoceras, Donacoceras, Esopoceras, Folioceras, Garryoceras, Geisonoceratidae, Geisonocerina, Greenlandoceras, Haruspex, Heloceras, Jangziceras, Joldagiroceras, Kionoceratidae, Leurocycloceras, Lituitina, Loxoceras, Mericoceras, Molossus, Mongoceras, Murchisoniceras, Naivs, Narthecoceratidae, Nebroceras, Neorthoceras, Neosichuanoceras, Ophidioceras, Orthoceratidae, Orthoceratina, Palaeocycloceras, Paradnatoceras, Paramooreoceras, Plicatoceras, Podoliceras, Protobactrites, Pseudokionoceras, Pseudorthocerataceae, Pseudotemperoceras, Pythonoceras, Rhabdites, Rhipsites, Richmondoceras, Sannionites, Siberioceras, Sichuanaceras, Sichuanoceratidae, Sphaerorthoceratidae, Sphaerortoceratidae, Standardoceras, Subspyroceras, Tambegiroceras, Tartaroceras, Tienoceras, Tretoceras, Tripteroceratidae, Trispectes, Tunguskoceras, Vericeras, Zhuralevia, Greenlandoceratidae, Allumettoceratidae, Michelinoceratidae, Striatoceratidae, Choanoceratidae, Cycloceratidae, Eskimoceratidae, Clinoceratidae, Engorthoceratidae

Subtaxa: Archigeisonoceras Baykonuroceras Clothoceras Cyrtactinoceras Ephippiorthoceras Euorthoceras Gangshanoceras Gorbyoceras Isorthoceras Liulinoceras Mesnaquaceras Metephippiorthoceras Monomuchites Paraproteoceras Proteoceras Pseudeskimoceras Pseudoliolinoceras Stereospyroceras Tofangoceras Transorthoceras Treptoceras Ulmioceras

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Type: Proteoceras

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (1: Quebec collection), the United Kingdom (1)

• Ordovician of Argentina (3), Australia (8), Canada (33: Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan), China (10), Estonia (6), Greenland (1), Ireland (3), Norway (8), the Russian Federation (1), South Korea (2), Sweden (11), the United Kingdom (8), United States (109: Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa, Minnesota, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Wyoming)

• Llandeilo of China (1)

• Chazy of United States (20: New York, Vermont)

• Arenig of China (11), South Korea (3)

• Dawan of China (1)

Total: 241 collections including 323 occurrences

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