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Protowenella flemingi Runnegar and Jell 1976 (mollusk)

Helcionelloida - Helcionellida - Helcionellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68866

Full reference: B. Runnegar and P.A. Jell. 1976. Australian Middle Cambrian molluscs and their bearing on early molluscan evolution. Alcheringa 1(1/2):109-132

Belongs to Protowenella according to P. J. Wagner 2017

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is QML1286 km SSW of Thorntonia Homestead, which is in a Floran carbonate limestone in the Gowers Formation of Australia.

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore