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Proetus Steininger 1831 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Proetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 21327

Synonym: Forbesia McCoy 1846 (taxon 338906)

Full reference: J. Steininger. 1831. Observations sur les fossiles du calcaire intermediaire de L'Eifel. Mémoires de la Société géologique de France 1(15):331-371

Parent taxon: Proetidae according to P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain 2003

Sister taxa: Aayemenaytcheia, Ameropiltonia, Analocaspis, Archegonus, Australokaskia, Basidechenella, Belgibole, Benesovella, Bohemiproetus, Bollandia, Breviphillipsia, Carbonocoryphe, Carbonoproetus, Chaunoproetus, Chlupacula, Chuanqianoproetus, Comptonaspis, Conophillipsia, Cornuproetinae, Crassiproetus, Cyphinioides, Cyrtodechenella, Cyrtoproetus, Cyrtosymbolinae, Cystispina, Dechenella, Deltadechenella, Diacoryphe, Drevermannia, Drevermanniinae, Elimaproetus, Elliptophillipsia, Engelomorrisia, Eocyphinium, Erbenaspis, Erbenites, Eremiproetinae, Exochops, Falcatoproetus, Fuscinipyge, Georhithronella, Gerastos, Globusia, Griffithidella, Hamiroproetus, Hassiabole, Hedstroemia, Helioproetus, Helokybe, Hesslerides, Hunanoproetus, Kaskia, Keidelia, Kollarcephalus, Lacunoporaspis, Latiglobusia, Latiproetus, Linguaphillipsia, Liobole, Liobolina, Longiproetus, Lugalella, Luojiashania, Mannopyge, Menorcaspis, Microspatulina, Mirabole, Monodechenella, Moschoglossis, Myoproetus, Nitidocare, Nunnaspis, Orbitoproetus, Ormistoniella, Osmolskia, Paladin, Palpebralina, Panibole, Paraglobusia, Parvidumus, Pedinocoryphe, Pedinodechenella, Perexigupyge, Phaseolops, Phillibole, Phillibolina, Philliboloides, Phillipsia, Piltonia, Plesiowensus, Podoliproetus, Praedechenella, Pragoproetus, Prantlia, Proetidellinae, Proetiella, Proetinae, Pseudodechenella, Pseudodudu, Pseudoproetus, Pseudospatulina, Pseudowaribole, Pudoproetus, Reediella, Rhenocynproetus, Rhenogriffides, Richterella, Ryckholtia, Schaderthalaspis, Schizoproetina, Schizoproetoides, Schizoproetus, Semiproetus, Sevillia, Silesiops, Simaproetus, Skemmatopyge, Spatulata, Spinibole, Spinibolops, Tawstockia, Tetinia, Thebanaspis, Thigriffides, Triproetus, Tropidocare, Tropidocoryphinae, Typhloproetus, Unguliproetus, Warburgellinae, Waribole, Weberides, Weyeraspis, Winiskia, Winterbergia, Witryides, Xenadoche, Xenocybe, Yuanjia

Subtaxa: Proetus (Bohemiproetus), Proetus (Coniproetus), Proetus (Crassiproetus), Proetus (Gerastos), Proetus (Proetus), Proetus ainae, Proetus alaricus, Proetus baltensis, Proetus blandi, Proetus canalis, Proetus chambliensis, Proetus clelandi, Proetus cuvieri, Proetus fardenensis, Proetus interjectus, Proetus scoticus, Proetus simus, Proetus subtriangularis

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Type: Proetus cuvieri

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder