PaleoDB taxon number: 344449
Full reference: K. J. McNamara and J. K. Scott. 1983. A new species of Banksia (Proteaceae) from the Eocene Merlinleigh Sandstone of the Kennedy Range, Western Australia. Alcheringa 7:185-193
Sister taxon: Banksia novaezelandiae
Type specimen: WAM P79.42, a seed/fruit. Its type locality is Merlinleigh Station, escarpment north of type section mesa, which is in a Lutetian shoreface sandstone in the Merlinleigh Sandstone Formation of Australia.