Palaeeudyptes Huxley 1859 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

Alternative spelling: Palaeondyptes

Synonyms: Eosphaeniscus Wiman 1905, Eospheniscus Wiman 1905

Full reference: T. H. Huxley. 1859. On a fossil bird and a fossil cetacean from New Zealand. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 15:670-677

Parent taxon: Spheniscidae according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche 2014

See also Acosta Hospitaleche and Reguero 2010, Ameghino 1905, Brodkorb 1963, Carroll 1988, Huxley 1859, Jadwiszczak 2006, Ksepka et al. 2006, Lambrecht 1933, Lowe 1939, Marples 1952, Mayr 2009, Myrcha et al. 2002, Myrcha et al. 1990, Simpson 1946, Simpson 1971, Simpson 1971, Tambussi et al. 2006 and Wiman 1905

Sister taxa: Anthropodyptes, Anthropornithinae, Aptenodytes, Apterodytes ictus, Arthrodytes, Crossvallia, Dege, Delphinornis gracilis, Eudyptes, Eudyptula, Ichtyopteryx, Inguza, Madrynornis, Marplesornis, Megadyptes, Neculus, Nucleornis, Orthopteryx, Orthopteryx gigas, Palaeeudyptinae, Palaeoapterodytes, Paraptenodytes, Pseudaptenodytes, Pygoscelis, Spheniscinae, Spheniscus, Tereingaornis

Subtaxa: Palaeeudyptes antarcticus Palaeeudyptes gunnari Palaeeudyptes klekowskii Palaeeudyptes marplesi

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (13), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Chile (1), New Zealand (1)

Total: 21 collections including 31 occurrences

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