Vectibalanus unguiformis

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Taxonavigation: Balanoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Thecostraca
Subclassis: Cirripedia
Superordo: Thoracica
Ordo: Sessilia
Subordo: Balanomorpha
Superfamilia: Balanoidea

Familia: Archaeobalanidae
Subfamilia: Archaeobalaninae
Genusː †Vectibalanus
Speciesː Vectibalanus unguiformis
†Subspecies: V. u. cylindrica – V. u. unguiformis


  • Vectibalanus unguiformis (Sowerby, 1846): pl. 648, fig 1
    • Original genus: Balanus
    • Original status: valid species, illustration only
    • Geological age: upper Eocene
    • Type localityː Probably Venus Bed, Solent Group, Headon Hill Formation, Colwell Bay Member, Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight
    • Typusː Lectotype cluster of shells on Cordiopsis Sowerby, 1846 Pl. 648, fig. 1, selected by Gale, 2021ː 168
    • Distributionː England, Paris Basin; American localities misidentified
    • ZooBank: 9C24245D-A913-4EC0-BA8A-5F93860F1268




  • Sowerby, J. de C. 1846: The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain. London. pt. 113: 57-80, pl. 644-648. BHLReference page.  [See pl. 648, fig 1, original diagnosis]