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Pygoscelis calderensis Acosta Hospitaleche et al. 2006 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 173498

Full reference: C. Acosta Hospitaleche, M. Chavez, and O. Fritis. 2006. Pingüinos fósiles (Pygoscelis calderensis sp. nov.) en la Formación Bahía Inglesa (Mioceno Medio-Plioceno), Chile. Revista geológica de Chile 33(2):327-338

Belongs to Pygoscelis according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche et al. 2006

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

Type specimen: SGO-PV 790, a partial skull. Its type locality is Los Dedos, Miocene, which is in a Miocene coastal sandstone/mudstone in the Bahia Inglesa Formation of Chile.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore