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Delphinornis gracilis Wiman 1905 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 92195

Alternative combinations: Ichthyopteryx gracilis, Ichtyopteryx gracilis

Full reference: C. Wiman. 1905. Vorlaufige Mitteilung uber die alttertiaren Vertebraten der Symourinsel. Bulletin of the Geological Institution of the University of Upsala 6:247-253

Belongs to Spheniscidae according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche and M. Reguero 2011

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

Type specimen: IB/P/B-0279a, a set of limb elements (tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Snow Hill, next to, which is in a Bartonian coastal sandstone in the La Meseta Formation of Antarctica.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore