Tonniornis mesetaensis Tambussi et al. 2006 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes

Full reference: C. P. Tambussi, C. I. Acosta Hospitaleche, M. A. Reguero and S. A. Marenssi. 2006. Late Eocene penguins from West Antarctica: systematics and biostratigraphy. Geological Society, London Special Publication 258:145-161

Belongs to Tonniornis according to C. P. Tambussi et al. 2006

See also Chavez 2007

Sister taxon: Tonniornis minimum

Type specimen: MLP 93-X-1-145, a limb element (humerus). Its type locality is La Meseta Fm Telm 7, which is in a Priabonian estuary/bay sandstone in the La Meseta Formation of Antarctica.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at La Meseta Fm Telm 7

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