†subfamily Olenellinae Walcott 1890 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Redlichiida - Olenellidae

Full reference: C. D. Walcott. 1890. Descriptive notes of new genera and species from the Lower Cambrian or Olenellus zone of North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 12:33-46

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

See also Harrington 1956, Lieberman 1998, Palmer 1998, Palmer and Repina 1993 and Skovsted 2006

Sister taxa: Arcuolenellus, Biceratops, Fritzolenellus, Gabriellinae, Gabriellus, Mesonacinae, Peachella, Teresellus

Subtaxa: Olenellus

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder


• Cambrian of Argentina (1 collection), Canada (57: British Columbia, Labrador, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northern Territories, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon Territory), Greenland (6), Mexico (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), United States (117: Arizona, California, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia)

Total: 185 collections including 333 occurrences

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