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Apterodytes ictus Ameghino 1901 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105855

Alternative combination: Palaeoapterodytes ictus

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1901. L' age des Formations sedimentaires de Patagonie. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina 52:189-197

Belongs to Spheniscidae according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche 2010

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

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore