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Eretiscus tonnii Simpson 1981 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 173481

Alternative combinations: Eretiscus tonni, Microdytes tonnii

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1981. Notes on some fossil penguins, including a new genus from Patagonia. Ameghiniana 18(3-4):266-272

Belongs to Eretiscus according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche and C. Tambussi 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MDLP 81-VI-26-1, a set of postcrania (tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is South of Lake Colhue-Huapi (Colhuehuapian), which is in a Colhuehuapian marine horizon in the Patagonia Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore