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Palaeeudyptes antarcticus Huxley 1859 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 92185

Full reference: T. H. Huxley. 1859. On a fossil bird and a fossil cetacean from New Zealand. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 15:670-677

Belongs to Palaeeudyptes according to A. Myrcha et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Palaeeudyptes gunnari, Palaeeudyptes klekowskii, Palaeeudyptes marplesi

Type specimen: BMNH A 1048, a limb element (tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Kakanui, which is in a Whaingaroan coastal limestone in the Ototara Limestone Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore