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Proetus Steininger 1831 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Proetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 21327

Synonym: Forbesia M'Coy 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 2002

Sister taxa: Aayemenaytcheia, Ameropiltonia, Analocaspis, Archegonus, Australokaskia, Basidechenella, Belgibole, Benesovella, Bohemiproetus, Bollandia, Breviphillipsia, Carbonocoryphe, Carbonoproetus, Chaunoproetus, Chlupacula, Chuanqianoproetus, Comptonaspis, Conophillipsia, Cornuproetinae, 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, 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, Phillipsiidae, Piltonia, Plesiowensus, Podoliproetus, Praedechenella, Pragoproetus, Prantlia, Proetidellinae, Proetinae, Pseudodechenella, Pseudodudu, Pseudoproetus, Pseudospatulina, Pseudowaribole, Pudoproetus, Reediella, Rhenocynproetus, Rhenogriffides, Richterella, Schaderthalaspis, Schizoproetina, Schizoproetoides, Schizoproetus, Semiproetus, Sevillia, Silesiops, Simaproetus, Skemmatopyge, Spatulata, Spinibole, Spinibolops, Tawstockia, Tetinia, Thebanaspis, Thigriffides, Triproetus, Tropidocare, Tropidocoryphinae, Typhloproetus, Warburgellinae, Waribole, Weberides, Weyeraspis, Winiskia, Winterbergia, Witryides, Xenadoche, Xenocybe, Yuanjia

Subtaxa: Proetus (Bohemiproetus), Proetus (Crassiproetus), Proetus (Euproetus), Proetus (Gerastos), Proetus (Lacunoporaspis), Proetus (Neoproetus), Proetus (Phaeton), Proetus (Proetus), Proetus (Unguliproetus), Proetus ainae, Proetus alaricus, Proetus bairdensis, Proetus baltensis, Proetus blandi, Proetus canalis, Proetus chambliensis, Proetus clelandi, Proetus concinnus, Proetus fardenensis, Proetus interjectus, Proetus latifrons, Proetus scoticus, Proetus simus, Proetus subtriangularis

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder