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Palaeeudyptes marplesi Brodkorb 1963 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105510

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1963. Catalogue of fossil birds. Part 1 (Archaeopterygiformes through Ardeiformes). Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 7(4):179-293

Belongs to Palaeeudyptes according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche and M. Reguero 2010

Sister taxa: Palaeeudyptes antarcticus, Palaeeudyptes gunnari, Palaeeudyptes klekowskii

Type specimen: OM C.50.25-47, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Burnside, Burnside Marl, which is in a Kaiatan marine marl in the Burnside Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore