Hesperibalanus Pilsbry 1916 (barnacle)

Maxillopoda - Sessilia - Archaeobalanidae

Alternative spellings: Balanus (Hesperibalanus), Solidobalanus (Hesperibalanus)

Parent taxon: Archaeobalanidae according to P. A. McLaughlin et al. 2005

See also Ross and Newman 1967, Sepkoski 2002, Zullo 1966, Zullo 1982, Zullo and Baum 1979 and Zullo and Kite 1985

Sister taxa: Acasta, Archaeobalaninae, Chirona, Conopea, Membranobalanus, Semibalanus, Solidobalanus, Striatobalanus, Zullobalanus

Subtaxa: Balanus (Hesperibalanus) hesperius Balanus (Hesperibalanus) unguiformis Hesperibalanus huddlestuni Solidobalanus (Hesperibalanus) cornwalli Solidobalanus (Hesperibalanus) kellumi Solidobalanus (Hesperibalanus) sookensis

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Type: Balanus hesperius

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene of United States (4: California collections)

• Miocene of Panama (2)

• Oligocene of United States (8: North Carolina, Washington)

• Eocene of United States (9: Georgia, North Carolina, Washington)

Total: 23 collections each including a single occurrence

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