Muriwaimanu Mayr et al. 2017 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes

Full reference: G. Mayr, V. L. De Pietri, L. Love, A. A. Mannering, and R. P. Scofield. 2017. A well-preserved new mid-Paleocene penguin (Aves, Sphenisciformes) from the Waipara Greensand in New Zealand. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6):e1398169:1-19

Parent taxon: Sphenisciformes according to G. Mayr et al. 2020

See also Mayr et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Muriwaimanu tuatahi

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Paleocene of New Zealand (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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