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Archaeospheniscus lopdelli Marples 1952 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 105516

Full reference: B. J. Marples. 1952. Early Tertiary penguins of New Zealand. New zealand Geological Survey Paleontological Bulletin 20:1-66

Belongs to Archaeospheniscus according to G. Mayr 2009

Sister taxa: Archaeospheniscus lowei, Archaeospheniscus wimani

Type specimen: OM C.47.21, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Duntroon (Kokoamu Greensand), which is in a Duntroonian offshore shelf limestone in the Kokoamu Greensand Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore