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Order Sphenisciformes Sharpe 1891 (penguin)

Reptilia

PaleoDB taxon number: 36626

Parent taxon: Aves according to T. Park and E. M. G. Fitzgerald 2012

Sister taxa: Accipitriformes, Aegotheliformes, Archaeopteryx, Archaeornithipus, Archornithes, Avimimiformes, Avipedidae, Barrosopus, Bucerotiformes, Cariamae, Chaoyangornithidae, Charadriiformes, Chongmingia, Colymbiformes, Crax, Dolichopterus, Dromiceiidae, Eoaves, Eociconia, Eurhipidura, Gansuiformes, Gastornithiformes, Gobioolithidae, Gruipeda, Hwangsanipes, Ignotornidae, Jeholornis, Jeholornithiformes, Jindongornipodidae, Jixiangornis, Koreanornipodidae, Kuszholiidae, Liaoxiornithidae, Limiavipedidae, Loncornis, Longipennes, Manu, Metornithes, Micropodiformes, Mirandornithes, Moguiornipes, Musophagiformes, Mystiornithiformes, Odontoglossae, Odontornithes, Omnivoropterygiformes, Pachycorioolithidae, Palaeoaves, Paludicolae, Pancharadriiformes, Pangalliformes, Panmirandornithes, Pansphenisciformes, Parvoolithus, Platanavis, Praeornithes, Proornis, Protoaviformes, Protornis, Psittacopedidae, Pumiliornis, Pygopodes, Pygostylia, Qianshanornithidae, Rahonavis, Shandongornipodidae, Shenzhouraptor, Striges, Struthiones, Suliformes, Tantalatos, Tatarornipes, Telluraves, Telmatoformes, Teracus, Tshulia, Uhangrichnus, Patagonichnornis venetiorum, Sinosauropterygiformes, Yandangithiformes, Sinornithiformes, Ornithopappi

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

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore