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Olenellus howelli

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"

Olenellus howelli was named by White (1874) [Meek in White 1874].

It was recombined as Olenellus (Olenellus) howelli by Palmer (1998).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1874Olenellus howelli Meek p. 8
1874Olenellus howelli White p. 8
1877Olenellus howelli White p. 47 figs. Pl. 2, figs. 4a, b.
1884Olenellus howelli Walcott p. 30 figs. Plate ix, figs. 15, 15 a, b, aud pi. xxi, figs. 1, 9
1979Olenellus howelli Palmer and Halley p. 71 figs. Plate 4, figure 16
1998Olenellus (Olenellus) howelli Palmer p. 668 figs. Figures 5.7, 9.5

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderRedlichiidaRichter 1932
genusOlenellusHall 1861

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.

Olenellus howelli White 1874
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No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitec
Composition 2: chitinc
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 10 to < 100g
Adult width: 10 to < 100g
Spines: majorg
Ontogeny: molting, addition of partsc
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingo
Life habit: low-level epifaunalo
Diet: deposit feedero
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-02-25 08:45:18
Modified: 2009-02-25 12:04:51
Source: g = genus, f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Whittington et al. 1997, Hendy 2009, Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Dyeran or 516.00000 to 513.00000 Ma

Collections (3 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0USA (Nevada) Olenellus howelli (9820 10560)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0USA (California) Olenellus howelli (149612)