Pinguinus Bonnaterre 1790 (Great auk)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Alcoidae

Parent taxon: Alcinae according to O. P. Hay 1930

See also Carroll 1988, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Mlikovsky 2002 and Olson and Rasmussen 2001

Sister taxa: Alcini, Alle, Brachyramphus, Cerorhinca, Mancalla, Pseudocepphus, Synthliboramphus, Uria

Subtaxa: Pinguinus alfrednewtoni Pinguinus impennis

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Type: Alca impennis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), Canada (5: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador), Denmark (9), Faroe Islands (3), France (2), Gibraltar (2), Greenland (23), Iceland (6), Ireland (1), Italy (5), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (1), Norway (10), Poland (1), Portugal (3), Spain (3), Sweden (3), the United Kingdom (22), United States (24: Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 126 collections each including a single occurrence

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