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Pachydyptes ponderosus Oliver 1930 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 105511

Alternative combination: Pachydyptes ponderosa

Full reference: W. R. B. Oliver. 1930. New Zealand Birds

Belongs to Pachydyptes according to G. Mayr 2009

Sister taxon: Pachydyptes simpsoni

Type specimen: DM 1450, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Oamaru, which is in a Runangan coastal horizon in New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore