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Protolenella

Trilobita - Ptychopariida - Ellipsocephalidae

Taxonomy
Protolenella was named by Qian and Yao (1974) [in Lu et al., Sepkoski's age data: Cm Boto Sepkoski's reference number: 463]. It is not extant. Its type is Protolenella conica.

It was assigned to Ptychopariida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Ellipsocephalidae by Jell and Adrain (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1974Protolenella Qian and Yao
2002Protolenella Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Protolenella Jell and Adrain

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderPtychopariidaSwinnerton 1915
familyEllipsocephalidaeMatthew 1887
genusProtolenellaQian and Yao 1974

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available