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Proteroctopus

Cephalopoda - Octopoda

Taxonomy
Proteroctopus was named by Fischer and Riou (1982) [Sepkoski's age data: J Call Sepkoski's reference number: 307,1066]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Octopida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Proteroctopus Fischer and Riou
2002Proteroctopus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
subclassColeoideaBather 1888
orderOctopodaLeach 1818
genusProteroctopusFischer and Riou 1982

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