PaleoDB taxon number: 139509
Full reference: K. E. Slack, C. M. Jones, T. Ando, G. L. Harrison, R. E. Fordyce, U. Arnason, and D. Penny. 2006. Early penguin fossils, plus mitochondrial genomes, calibrate avian evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23(6):1144-1155
Sister taxon: Waimanu tuatahi
Type specimen: CM zfa35, a partial skeleton (associated part skeleton with right tibiotarsus, proximal fibula, tarsometatarsus, and pelvis with synsacrum and four caudal vertebrae). Its type locality is Waipara River M34/f453, which is in a Selandian coastal horizon in the Waipara Greensand Formation of New Zealand.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore