Balanus improvisus Darwin 1854 (barnacle)

Maxillopoda - Sessilia - Balanidae

Belongs to Balanus according to P. A. McLaughlin et al. 2005

See also Ross and Newman 1967

Sister taxa: Balanus amphitrite, Balanus asteroides, Balanus bloxhamensis, Balanus calidus, Balanus cantelli, Balanus crenatus, Balanus eburneus, Balanus glandula, Balanus halosydne, Balanus humilis, Balanus imitator, 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

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (1: Virginia)

• Miocene of Brazil (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Slovenia (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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