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Cretiscalpellum venustum Collins 1973 (barnacle)

Crustacea - Thoracica - Calanticidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 326736

Full reference: J. S. H. Collins. 1973. Cirripedes from the Upper Cretaceous of Alabama and Mississippi, Eastern Gulf Region, USA. Part 1. Palaeontology. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Geology 23(6):349-380

Belongs to Cretiscalpellum according to J. S. H. Collins 1973

Sister taxa: Cretiscalpellum billaulti, Cretiscalpellum glabrum, Cretiscalpellum harnedi, Cretiscalpellum homseyi, Cretiscalpellum macrum, Cretiscalpellum matrioni, Cretiscalpellum mutterlosei, Cretiscalpellum naidini, Cretiscalpellum sharapovi, Cretiscalpellum striatum, Cretiscalpellum unguis, Cretiscalpellum vallum

Type specimen: BMNH In.64418, a carapace. Its type locality is 1.2 miles due E of Mt. Olive Church, which is in a Campanian marine chalk in the Mooreville Chalk Formation of Alabama.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder