Family Archaeobalanidae Newman and Ross 1976 (barnacle)

Maxillopoda - Sessilia - Archaeobalanidae

Parent taxon: Chionolasmatoidea according to D. S. Jones 2007

See also McLaughlin et al. 2005, Zullo 1982, Zullo and Baum 1979 and Zullo and Kite 1985

Sister taxa: Balanidae, Chelonibiidae, Chionolasmatidae, Chthamalidae, Coronulidae, Platylepadidae

Subtaxa: Acasta Archaeobalaninae Chirona Conopea Hesperibalanus Membranobalanus Semibalanus Solidobalanus Striatobalanus Zullobalanus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Quebec collection), Iceland (1), United States (5: Alaska)

• Pliocene of Portugal (1), United States (4: California)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Panama (2), United States (3: Alaska)

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

• Eocene of United States (14: Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington)

Total: 40 collections including 45 occurrences

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