Kumimanu fordycei Ksepka et al. 2023 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes

Full reference: D. T. Ksepka, D. J. Field, T. A. Heath, W. Pett, D. B. Thomas, S. Giovanardi, and A. J. D. Tennyson. 2023. Largest-known fossil penguin provides insight into the early evolution of sphenisciform body size and flipper anatomy. Journal of Paleontology 97(2):434-453

Belongs to Kumimanu according to D. T. Ksepka et al. 2023

Sister taxon: Kumimanu biceae

Type specimen: NMNZ S.47426, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Hampden Beach, which is in a Paleocene marine horizon in the Moeraki Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Hampden Beach

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