Platydyptes amiesi Marples 1952 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes

Full reference: B. J. Marples. 1952. Early Tertiary penguins of New Zealand. New zealand Geological Survey Paleontological Bulletin 20:1-66

Belongs to Platydyptes according to G. Mayr 2009

See also Brodkorb 1963, Fordyce 1991, Marples 1952 and Simpson 1971

Sister taxa: Platydyptes marplesi, Platydyptes novaezealandiae

Type specimen: OM C.50.62-62, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Hakataramea Valley, which is in a Waitakian marine sandstone in the Kokoamu Greensand Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Waitakian of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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