Balanus halosydne Zullo et al. 1992 (barnacle)

Maxillopoda - Sessilia - Balanidae

Full reference: V. A. Zullo, M. P. Katuna, and K. C. Herridge. 1992. Scapellomorph and balanomorph barnacles (Cirripedia) from the upper Oligocene Ashley Formation, Charleston County, South Carolina. South Carolina Geology 34(1 & 2):57-67

Belongs to Balanus according to V. A. Zullo et al. 1992

Sister taxa: Balanus amaryllis, Balanus amphitrite, Balanus asteroides, Balanus bloxhamensis, Balanus calidus, Balanus cantelli, Balanus crenatus, Balanus eburneus, Balanus glandula, Balanus humilis, Balanus imitator, Balanus improvisus, Balanus leonensis, Balanus multiseptatus, Balanus niveus, Balanus nubilus, Balanus ochlockonensis, Balanus polyporus, Balanus reticulatus, Balanus rostratus, Balanus scutorum, Balanus silverdalensis, Balanus subalbidus, Balanus trigonus, Balanus vadaszi, Balanus venustus

Type specimen: USNM 444335, an other. Its type locality is COC AF-18, which is in a Rupelian marine horizon in the Ashley Formation of South Carolina.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Oligocene of United States (4: North Carolina, South Carolina)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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