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†subfamily Palaeospheniscinae Simpson 1946 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 105887

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1946. Fossil Penguins. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 87(1):1-100

Parent taxon: Sphenisciformes according to D. T. Ksepka et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Anthropornis, Aprosdokitos, Archaeospheniscus, Delphinornis, Duntroonornis, Icadyptes, Inkayacu, Kaiika, Kairuku, Korora, Kumimanu, Marambiornis, Mesetaornis, Muriwaimanu, Pachydyptes, Paraptenodytinae, Perudyptes, Platydyptes, Sequiwaimanu, Spheniscidae, Tonniornis, Waimanu, Wimanornis

Subtaxa: Eretiscus, Palaeospheniscus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore