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Trilobita - Redlichiida - Olenellidae
It was reranked as Holmia (Olenellus) by Peach (1894); it was reranked as Mesonacis (Olenellus) by Peach (1894).
It was assigned to Holmia by Peach (1894); to Mesonacis by Peach (1894); to Mesonacidae by Walcott (1910); to Olenellidae by Riccio (1952) and Whittington et al. (1997); to Olenellida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Olenellinae by Palmer and Repina (1993), Lieberman (1999) and Skovsted (2006).
|Year||Name and author|
|1894||Holmia (Olenellus) Peach p. 671|
|1894||Mesonacis (Olenellus) Peach p. 671|
|1910||Olenellus Walcott p. 311|
|1952||Olenellus Riccio p. 29|
|1993||Olenellus Palmer and Repina p. 21|
|1997||Olenellus Whittington et al. p. 408|
|1999||Olenellus Lieberman p. 13|
|2002||Olenellus Sepkoski, Jr.|
|2006||Olenellus Skovsted p. 1093|
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|A. R. Palmer and L. N. Repina 1993||Olenellinae with external surface generally smooth or with faint Bertillion markings, rarely granular or reticulate. Occipital ring smooth or with small node near posterior margin; occipital spine rare. Genal spine angle opposite or posterior to Ll. Genal spine slender.|