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Nucleornis Simpson 1979 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39726

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1979. Tertiary penguins from the Duinefontein site, Cape Province, South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 79(1):1-7

Parent taxon: Spheniscidae according to S. L. Olson 1985

Sister taxa: Anthropodyptes, Anthropornithinae, Aptenodytes, Apterodytes ictus, Arthrodytes, Crossvallia, Dege, Delphinornis gracilis, Eudyptes, Eudyptula, Ichtyopteryx, Inguza, Madrynornis, Marplesornis, Megadyptes, Neculus, Orthopteryx, Orthopteryx gigas, Palaeeudyptes, Palaeeudyptinae, Palaeoapterodytes, Paraptenodytes, Pseudaptenodytes, Pygoscelis, Spheniscinae, Spheniscus, Tereingaornis

Subtaxa: Nucleornis insolitus

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Type: Nucleornis insolitus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore