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Trilobita - Proetida - Proetidae

Proetus (Pudoproetus) was named by Hessler (1963). It is not extant.

It was reranked as Pudoproetus by Brauckmann et al. (1993), Brezinski (1998), Sepkoski (2002) and Jell and Adrain (2003).

It was assigned to Proetus by Hessler (1963); to Proetida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Proetidae by Brauckmann et al. (1993), Brezinski (1998) and Jell and Adrain (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1963Proetus (Pudoproetus) Hessler
1993Pudoproetus Brauckmann et al.
1998Pudoproetus Brezinski p. 720
2002Pudoproetus Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Pudoproetus Jell and Adrain p. 436

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderProetidaFortey and Owens 1975
familyProetidaeSalter 1864
genusPudoproetus(Hessler 1963)

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitec
Composition 2: chitinc
Entire body: yesf
Adult length: 10 to < 100f
Adult width: 10 to < 100f
Ontogeny: molting, addition of partsc
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingc
Life habit: low-level epifaunalc
Diet: deposit feedero
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-06-11 18:30:23
Modified: 2009-12-19 04:35:55
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy 2009, Fortey and Owens 1999

Age range: base of the Tournaisian to the top of the Moscovian or 358.90000 to 307.00000 Ma

Collections (15 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Famennian - Hastarian364.7 - 353.8France P. mediterraneus (38642)
Kinderhookian - Osagean360.7 - 342.8USA (Texas) P. chappelensis (4 5)
Kinderhookian - Osagean360.7 - 342.8USA (Oklahoma) P. chappelensis (8)
Tournaisian358.9 - 346.7China Proetus guangxiensis (162313)
Ivorian353.8 - 345.3USA (Texas) P. chappelensis (1 2 3)
Osagean353.8 - 342.8USA (New Mexico) P. fernglenensis (64756 64757 64758 64759 64760)
Osagean - Meramecian353.8 - 336.0USA (New Mexico) P. fernglenensis (64761)
Moscovian315.2 - 307.0Canada (Nunavut) Proetus hahni (62696)