Pachydyptes Oliver 1930 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes

Alternative spelling: Pachdyptes

Full reference: W. R. B. Oliver. 1930. New Zealand Birds

Parent taxon: Sphenisciformes according to D. T. Ksepka et al. 2006

See also Brodkorb 1963, Carroll 1988, Jenkins 1974, Lambrecht 1933, Lowe 1939, Marples 1952, Mayr 2009, Park and Fitzgerald 2012, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1946 and Simpson 1971

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

Subtaxa: Pachydyptes ponderosus Pachydyptes simpsoni

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Australia (1 collection), New Zealand (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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