Balanus ornatus Ponzi 1876 (barnacle)

Thecostraca - Balanomorpha - Balanidae

Full reference: G. Ponzi. 1876. I fossile del Monte Vaticano. Atti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, Serie Seconda 3(2):925-959

Belongs to Balanus according to G. Ponzi 1876

Sister taxa: Balanus (Balanus), Balanus amaryllis, Balanus amphitrite, Balanus asteroides, Balanus bloxhamensis, Balanus calidus, Balanus cantelli, Balanus crenatus, Balanus eburneus, Balanus glandula, Balanus gregarius, 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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Cava Vannutelli quarry, Monte Vaticano, which is in a Zanclean deep-water marl in the Monte Vaticano Formation of Holy See (Vatican City State)

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Cava Vannutelli quarry, Monte Vaticano

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