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Pygoscelis grandis Walsh and Suarez 2006 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 165126

Full reference: S. A. Walsh and M. E. Suarez. 2006. New penguin remains from the Pliocene of Northern Chile. Historical Biology 18(2):115-126

Belongs to Pygoscelis according to S. A. Walsh and M. E. Suarez 2006

Sister taxa: Pygoscelis adeliae, Pygoscelis antarcticus, Pygoscelis calderensis, Pygoscelis papua, Pygoscelis tyreei

Type specimen: SGOPV-1104, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Bahia Inglesa Unit 3, which is in a Zanclean marine conglomerate in the Bahia Inglesa Formation of Chile.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore