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†family Olenellidae Walcott 1890 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Redlichiida

PaleoDB taxon number: 90394

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 B. S. Lieberman 1999

Sister taxa: Biceratopsidae, Laudoniidae, Wanneriidae

Subtaxa: Arcuolenellus, Biceratops, Fritzolenellus, Gabriellinae, Gabriellus, Mesonacinae, Olenellinae, Paedeumias, Peachella

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder