Olenellus howelli White 1874 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Redlichiida - Olenellidae

"The descriptions of this and the following species were written by Mr. Meek before my own were, and now form a part of Mr. Gilbert's report to Lieutenant Wheeler, which is awaiting publication"

Alternative combination: Olenellus (Olenellus) howelli

Full reference: C. A. White. 1874. Preliminary report upon invertebrate fossils collected by the expeditions of 1871, 1872, and 1873. Geographical and Geological Exploration and Surveys west of the 100th Meridian, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office 1-27

Belongs to Olenellus according to A. R. Palmer and R. B. Halley 1979

See also Palmer 1998 and Walcott 1884

Sister taxa: 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 latilimbatus, Olenellus megafrontalis, Olenellus nevadensis, Olenellus parvofrontatus, Olenellus peculiaris, Olenellus puertoblancoensis, Olenellus robsonensis, Olenellus roddyi, Olenellus romensis, Olenellus santuccii, Olenellus schucherti, Olenellus thompsoni, Olenellus walcotti, Olenellus wanneri

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder


• Cambrian of United States (3: California, Nevada collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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