Palaeospheniscus gracilis Ameghino 1899 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes

Synonyms: Neculus rothi Ameghino 1905, Palaeospheniscus medianus Ameghino 1905, Palaeospheniscus nereius Ameghino 1901, Paraspheniscus nereius Ameghino 1901

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1899. Supplemento (Adiciones y Correcciones). Sinopsis Geologico-Paleontologica 1-13

Belongs to Palaeospheniscus according to G. G. Simpson 1972

See also Ameghino 1901, Ameghino 1905, Brodkorb 1963, Lambrecht 1933, Simpson 1946 and Tonni 1980

Sister taxa: Palaeospheniscus bergi, Palaeospheniscus bilocular, Palaeospheniscus biloculata, Palaeospheniscus huxleyorum, Palaeospheniscus patagonicus, Palaeospheniscus wimani

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Cerro del Castillo, Trelew (Miocene to Miocene of Argentina)

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