Olenaspella Wilson 1956 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Olenida - Aphelaspidae

Alternative spelling: Eugonocare (Olenaspella)

Full reference: J. L. Wilson. 1956. Revisions in Nomenclature and New Species of Cambro-Ordovician Trilobites from the Marathon Uplift, West Texas. Journal of Paleontology 30(6):1341-1349

Parent taxon: Aphelaspididae according to P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain 2002

See also Peng 1992 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Amorphella, Aphelaspis, Apheloides, Dicanthopyge, Erixanium, Eugonocare, Kazakhius, Kobayashella, Listroa, Litocephalus, Maduiya, Nganasanella, Notoaphelaspis, Olentella, Pseudeugonocare, Taenicephalites, Taenora, Tamaranella

Subtaxa: Eugonocare (Olenaspella) cylindrata Eugonocare (Olenaspella) separatum Olenaspella consimila Olenaspella evansi Olenaspella paucisegmenta Olenaspella regularis

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Taoyuanian of China (4 collections)

• Cambrian of Canada (10: British Columbia, Yukon), Kazakhstan (15), United States (19: Alaska, Nevada, Vermont)

Total: 48 collections each including a single occurrence

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