Balanus Da Costa 1778 (barnacle)

Maxillopoda - Sessilia - Balanidae

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

See also Martin 1904, Ross and Newman 1967 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Amphibalanus, Balaninae, Concavinae, Creusiinae, Emersoninae, Fistulobalanus, Mclelanniinae, Megabalanus, Menesiniella

Subtaxa: Balanus amphitrite Balanus asteroides Balanus bloxhamensis Balanus calidus Balanus cantelli Balanus crenatus Balanus eburneus Balanus glandula Balanus halosydne 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

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (5 collections), Canada (13: British Columbia, Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec), Chile (3), Cuba (1), France (1), Greenland (19), Iceland (3), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Mexico (11), Morocco (1), New Zealand (1), Norway (1), Panama (2), South Africa (1), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (54: Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington)

• Blancan of United States (3: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Mexico (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Chile (4), Colombia (1), Ecuador (1), Iceland (1), Indonesia (1), Mexico (3), Pakistan (1), Spain (2), United States (19: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), United States (2: Alaska)

• Neogene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (4), Argentina (3), Belgium (1), Brazil (3), Cape Verde (1), Chile (14), Costa Rica (1), Egypt (1), Fiji (2), Haiti (3), Indonesia (2), Japan (6), Malta (1), Mexico (4), Morocco (3), New Zealand (3), Poland (1), Portugal (2), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Taiwan (1), United States (60: Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (3: California, Florida)

• Oligocene to Pliocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (2), Japan (6), Oman (1), Slovenia (1), United States (9: California, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1), Namibia (1), Nigeria (2), the United Kingdom (3), United States (4: Alabama, South Carolina, Texas)

• Jurassic of Canada (1: British Columbia)

Total: 317 collections including 358 occurrences

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