Olenellus Hall 1861 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Redlichiida - Olenellidae

Alternative spellings: Holmia (Olenellus), Mesonacis (Olenellus)

Parent taxon: Olenellinae according to B. S. Lieberman 1999

See also Lieberman 1998, Palmer 1998, Palmer and Halley 1979, Palmer and Repina 1993, Riccio 1952, Sepkoski 2002, Skovsted 2006, Walcott 1910 and Whittington et al. 1997

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Olenellus (Angustolenellus) Olenellus (Georgiellus) Olenellus (Mesolenellus) Olenellus (Olenelloides) Olenellus (Olenellus) Olenellus (Paedeumias) Olenellus agellus Olenellus alius Olenellus brachyomma Olenellus bufrontis Olenellus buttsi Olenellus clarki Olenellus claytoni Olenellus crassimarginatus Olenellus georgiensis Olenellus getzi Olenellus gigas Olenellus gilberti Olenellus howelli Olenellus latilimbatus Olenellus megafrontalis Olenellus nevadensis Olenellus parvofrontatus Olenellus peculiaris Olenellus puertoblancoensis Olenellus robsonensis Olenellus roddyi Olenellus romensis Olenellus schucherti Olenellus thompsoni Olenellus walcotti Olenellus wanneri

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Type: Olenus thompsoni

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder


• Delamaran of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), United States (3: California, Virginia)

• Waucoban of Canada (2: British Columbia)

• Caerfai of Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Nunavut), United States (4: Nevada, New York)

• Cambrian of Argentina (1), Canada (52: British Columbia, Labrador, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northern Territories, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory), Greenland (6), Mexico (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), United States (113: Arizona, California, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia)

Total: 188 collections including 344 occurrences

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