Protypus Walcott 1986 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Corynexochida - Dorypygidae

Synonym: Bicaspis Resser 1938

Parent taxon: Dorypygidae according to P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain 2002

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Atdabanella, Basocephalus, Bonnaria, Bonnia, Bonniella, Bonnima, Bonniopsis, Dorypygina, Dorypyginae, Fordaspis, Hicksia, Holteria, Holyoakia, Kooteniella, Kooteniellina, Liokootenia, Mengzia, Metakootenia, Ogygopsis, Olenoides, Olenoidestranans, Paraolenoides, Popigaia, Prokootenia, Shipaiella, Strettonia, Tabatopygellina, Tolanaspis

Subtaxa: Protypus hitchcocki

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cambrian of the Russian Federation (4 collections), United States (4: New York, Vermont, Virginia)

Total: 8 collections including 9 occurrences

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