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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Thecostraca
Infraclass: Cirripedia
Order: Sessilia
Family: Balanidae
Genus: Austromegabalanus
Newman, 1979

Austromegabalanus is a genus of giant barnacles.[1] It contains both extant and extinct species.



  1. ^ E. A. Egan & D. T. Anderson. "Larval development of the megabalanine balanomorph Austromegabalanus nigrescens (Lamarck) (Cirripedia, Balanidae)". Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 38 (4): 511–522. doi:10.1071/MF9870511. 
  2. ^ Branch, G.M., Branch, M.L, Griffiths, C.L. and Beckley, L.E. 2005. Two Oceans: a guide to the marine life of southern Africa ISBN 0-86486-672-0
  3. ^ a b c d e f g F. B. Pitombo (2004). "Phylogenetic analysis of the Balanidae (Cirripedia, Balanomorpha)". Zoologica Scripta. 33: 261–276. doi:10.1111/j.0300-3256.2004.00145.x.