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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, Aletornis, Archaeopteryx, Archaeornithipus, Avimimiformes, Avipedidae, Barrosopus, Callaeidae, Cathartiformes, Chaoyangornithidae, Charadriiformes, Colymbiformes, Crax, Emeidae, Eoaves, Eoceornis, Eociconia, Eupterornis remensis, Gansuiformes, Gastornithiformes, Herodiones, Horezmavis, Hwangsanipes, Ignotornidae, Jeholornis, Jeholornithiformes, Jindongornipodidae, Jixiangornis, Judinornis, Koreanornipodidae, Liaoxiornithidae, Limicolavis, Loncornis, Longipennes, Manu, Meliphagidae, Metornithes, Moguiornipes, Monarchidae, Mystiornithiformes, Odontoglossae, Odontornithes, Omnivoropterygiformes, Pachycorioolithidae, Palaeoaves, Palaeocursornis biharicus, Paludicolae, Pangalliformes, Pansphenisciformes, Parvoolithus, Patagonichnornis, Petroicidae, Proherodius, Proherodius oweni, Proornis, Protoaviformes, Protopelargus, Pygopodes, Pygostylia, Qianshanornithidae, Rahonavis, Sauriurae, Shandongornipodidae, Shenzhouraptor, Stereornithes, Striges, Struthiones, Tantalatos, Tantaleus, Tatarornipes, Tshulia, Tubinares, Turnagridae, Uhangrichnus

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

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore