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Paraptenodytes brodkorbi Simpson 1972 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 106252

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1972. Conspectus of Patagonian fossil penguins. American Museum Novitates 2488:1-37

Belongs to Paraptenodytes according to G. G. Simpson 1972

Sister taxa: Paraptenodytes antarcticus, Paraptenodytes robustus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Gran Bajo de San Julian, which is in an Aquitanian/Burdigalian marginal marine siltstone/sandstone in the Monte Leon Formation of Argentina

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore