Palaega Woodward 1870 (pill bug)

Malacostraca - Isopoda - Cirolanidae

Sepkoski considered Palaega a synonym of Bathynomus. Palaega is extinct (according to WoRMS), but Bathynomus is extant (and considered a valid, separate genus from Paleaga).

Parent taxon: Cirolanidae according to R. M. Feldmann and S. Rust 2006

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Cirolana, Eonatatolana

Subtaxa: Palaega carteri Palaega furcillanatis Palaega guadalupensis Palaega jurassica Palaega kakatahi Palaega williamsonensis

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Ecology: epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), Japan (1), United States (3: Texas)

• Jurassic of Germany (4), Switzerland (10)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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