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Proterato

Gastropoda - Triviidae

Taxonomy
Proterato was named by Schilder (1927) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 530]. It is extant. Its type is Erato neozelanica.

It was reranked as Lachryma (Proterato) by Cernohorsky (1971); it was misspelled as Proerato by Cate (1977), Wilson (1993), Sepkoski (2002) and Héros et al. (2007).

It was assigned to Lachryma by Cernohorsky (1971); to Eratoidae by Cate (1977); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Eratoinae by Wilson (1993) and Héros et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1927Proterato Schilder
1971Lachryma (Proterato) Cernohorsky p. 106
1977Proerato Cate
1993Proterato Wilson p. 212
2002Proterato Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Proterato Héros et al. p. 218

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyVelutinoideaGray 1840
familyTriviidaeTroschel 1863
subfamilyEratoinaeGill 1871
genusProteratoSchilder 1927

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
W. O. Cernohorsky 1971Species of Proterato differ from Lachryma s.str. only in the absence of surface sculpture and a slightly deeper and more produced fossula. Species of Proterato are confined to Eocene-Pliocene deposits of Australia and New Zealand.