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Marplesornis Simpson 1972 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39724

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1972. Pliocene penguins from North Canterbury, New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum 9(2):159-182

Parent taxon: Spheniscidae according to G. G. Simpson 1972

Sister taxa: Anthropodyptes, Anthropornithinae, Aptenodytes, Arthrodytes, Crossvallia, Dege, Eudyptes, Eudyptula, Inguza, Madrynornis, Megadyptes, Nucleornis, Palaeeudyptes, Palaeeudyptinae, Paraptenodytes, Pseudaptenodytes, Pygoscelis, Spheniscinae, Spheniscus, Tereingaornis

Subtaxa: Marplesornis novaezealandiae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore