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Protowenella cobbensis MacKinnon 1985 (mollusk)

Helcionelloida - Helcionellida - Helcionellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 65736

Full reference: D.I. MacKinnon. 1985. New Zealand late Middle Cambrian molluscs and the origin of Rostroconchia and Bivalvia. Alcheringa 9(1/2):65-81

Belongs to Protowenella according to P. J. Wagner 2017

Sister taxa: Protowenella flemingi, Protowenella huainanensis, Protowenella lancaraensis, Protowenella plena, Protowenella primaria

Type specimen: Its type locality is Trilobite Rock, South Island, which is in a Boomerangian carbonate limestone in the Tasman Formation of New Zealand

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore