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Prototoceras

Cephalopoda - Ceratitida - Araxoceratidae

Taxonomy
Prototoceras was named by Spath (1930) [Sepkoski's age data: P Djhu Sepkoski's reference number: 1066 Sepkoski's age data: P Djhu Sepkoski's reference number: 302].

It was assigned to Ceratitida by Sepkoski (2002) and Sepkoski (2002); and to Araxoceratinae by Korn (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Prototoceras Spath
2002Protoceras Sepkoski
2002Prototoceras Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Prototoceras Korn

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmmonoidea(Zittel 1884)
orderCeratitidaHyatt 1884
suborderOtoceratinaShevyrev and Ermakova 1979
superfamilyOtoceratoidea(Hyatt 1900)
familyAraxoceratidaeRuzhencev 1959
subfamilyAraxoceratinaeRuzhencev 1959
genusPrototocerasSpath 1930

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
No diagnoses are available