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Kaiika Fordyce and Thomas 2011 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 205710

Full reference: R. E. Fordyce and D. B. Thomas. 2011. Kaiika maxwelli, a new Early Eocene archaic penguin (Sphenisciformes, Aves) from Waihao Valley, South Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 54(1):43-51

Parent taxon: Sphenisciformes according to R. E. Fordyce and D. B. Thomas 2011

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

Subtaxa: Kaiika maxwelli

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore