Protoscatopsidae was originally proposed by Rohdendorf (1946) for the single genus Protoscatopse Rohdendorf. Kalugina & Kovalev (1985) added the genus Mesoscatopse Kovalev. Both are known only from the Lower to Middle Jurassic deposits of Asia. Rohdendorf (1964) placed the family in his Superfamily Scatopsidea.
MESOSCATOPSE Kovalev in Kalugina & Kovalev, 1985: 177. Type
species: Mesoscatopse rohdendorfi Kovalev, 1985, by original designation.
rohdendorfi Kovalev in Kalugina & Kovalev, 1985: 178. PA: Russia (Siberia) (Lower/Middle Jurassic) [C].
PROTOSCATOPSE Rohdendorf, 1946: 49. Type species: Protoscatopse
jurassica Rohdendorf, 1946, by original designation.
jurassica Rohdendorf, 1946: 50. PA: Kazakhstan (Upper Jurassic) [C].