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Temporal range: Mid Cambrian
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca (?)
Class: Helcionelloida
Order: Helcionelliformes
Superfamily: Helcionelloidea
Genus: Tichkaella

Tichkaella is a genus of helcionellid from the Middle Cambrian. It has a strongly spiralled, smooth shell with concentric ridges that have low relief. Other than its looser coiling, it is very similar to Protowenella . [1]

Protowenella is a genus of helcionellid from the Middle Cambrian of Australia. It has a strongly spiralled, smooth shell with concentric ridges that have low relief. Other than its tighter coiling, it is very similar to Tichkaella.

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