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†subfamily Spheniscinae Simpson 1946 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105892

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1946. Fossil Penguins. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 87(1):1-100

Parent taxon: Spheniscidae according to P. Brodkorb 1963

Sister taxa: Anthropodyptes, Anthropornithinae, Aptenodytes, Arthrodytes, Crossvallia, Dege, Eudyptes, Eudyptula, Inguza, Madrynornis, Marplesornis, Megadyptes, Nucleornis, Palaeeudyptes, Palaeeudyptinae, Paraptenodytes, Pseudaptenodytes, Pygoscelis, Spheniscus, Tereingaornis

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore