Kumimanu Mayr et al. 2017 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes

Full reference: G. Mayr, R. P. Scofield, V. L. De Pietri and A. J. D. Tennyson. 2017. A Paleocene penguin from New Zealand substantiates multiple origins of gigantism in fossil Sphenisciformes. Nature Communication 8:1927

Parent taxon: Sphenisciformes according to G. Mayr et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Anthropornis, Aprosdokitos, Archaeospheniscus, Delphinornis, Duntroonornis, Icadyptes, Inkayacu, Kaiika, Kairuku, Korora, Kupoupou, Marambiornis, Mesetaornis, Muriwaimanu, Pachydyptes, Palaeospheniscinae, Paraptenodytinae, Perudyptes, Platydyptes, Sequiwaimanu, Spheniscidae, Tonniornis, Waimanu, Wimanornis

Subtaxa: Kumimanu biceae

View classification

Type: Kumimanu biceae

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Hampden Beach (Paleocene of New Zealand)

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.