Archaeochionelasmus nekvasilovae gen. et sp nov (Cirripedia, Balanomorpha, Chionelasmatoidea) from the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin (Czech Republic): the first bona fide Cretaceous neobalanoform

TitleArchaeochionelasmus nekvasilovae gen. et sp nov (Cirripedia, Balanomorpha, Chionelasmatoidea) from the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin (Czech Republic): the first bona fide Cretaceous neobalanoform
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKoci T., Veselska M.K, Newman W.A, Buckeridge J.S, Sklenar J.
JournalZootaxa
Volume4294
Pagination181-196
Date Published2017/07
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1175-5326
Accession NumberWOS:000405581000003
KeywordsBalanoformes infraord. nov.; barnacle cirripedia; Bohemian; Cirripedia; Cretaceous Basin; Crustacea; Neobalanoformes comb. nov (pro; Neobalanomorpha); phylogeny; Predboj; taxa; Thoracica; upper Cenomanian
Abstract

This paper records a new sessile cirripede from a nearshore, shallow-water facies at Predboj near Prague, Czech Republic. The new taxon, Archaeochionelasmus nekvasilovae gen. et sp. nov., is the earliest known neobalanoform barnacle, and while it may have been an obligate commensal of a cephalopod or marine reptile, that it was a shore barnacle cannot be ruled out.

DOI10.11646/zootaxa.4294.2.3
Short TitleZootaxa
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