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Tonniornis Tambussi et al. 2006 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 173472

Full reference: C. P. Tambussi, C. I. Acosta Hospitaleche, M. A. Reguero and S. A. Marenssi. 2006. Late Eocene penguins from West Antarctica: systematics and biostratigraphy. Geological Society, London Special Publication 258:145-161

Parent taxon: Sphenisciformes according to D. T. Ksepka et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Anthropornis, Aprosdokitos, Archaeospheniscus, Delphinornis, Duntroonornis, Icadyptes, Inkayacu, Kaiika, Kairuku, Korora, Kumimanu, Kupoupou, Marambiornis, Mesetaornis, Muriwaimanu, Pachydyptes, Palaeospheniscinae, Paraptenodytinae, Perudyptes, Platydyptes, Sequiwaimanu, Spheniscidae, Waimanu, Wimanornis

Subtaxa: Tonniornis mesetaensis, Tonniornis minimum

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore