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Spheniscus muizoni

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Spheniscidae

Taxonomy
Spheniscus muizoni was named by Gohlich (2007). Its type specimen is MNHN PPI 147, a partial skeleton, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Cerro la Bruja, which is in a Serravallian offshore shelf siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Spheniscus muizoni Gohlich p. 287 figs. Figures 2, 3, 4A, C, E, G, I, 5A
2008Spheniscus muizoni Acosta Hospitaleche and Tambussi p. 122

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
RankNameAuthor
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
orderSphenisciformesSharpe 1891
familySpheniscidaeBonaparte 1831
genusSpheniscusBrisson 1760
speciesmuizoni

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
C. Acosta Hospitaleche and C. Tambussi 2008Smaller than any other modern genus, similar in size to Spheniscus magellanicus.