†family Olenellidae 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: Olenelloidea according to J. M. Adrain 2011

See also Hollingsworth 2005, Lieberman 1998, Lieberman 1999, Palmer and Halley 1979, Palmer and Repina 1993, Riccio 1952, Skovsted 2006, Walcott 1910 and Whittington et al. 1997

Sister taxa: Biceratopsidae, Holmiidae, Laudoniidae, Wanneriidae

Subtaxa: Arcuolenellus Biceratops Fritzolenellus Gabriellinae Gabriellus Mesonacinae Olenellinae Peachella Teresellus

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder


• Cambrian of Argentina (1 collection), Canada (74: Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northern Territories, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon Territory), Greenland (15), Mexico (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), United States (150: Arizona, California, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington)

Total: 245 collections including 442 occurrences

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