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Palaeospheniscus bilocular Simpson 1970 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 173489

Alternative combination: Chubutodyptes biloculata

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1970. Miocene penguins from Victoria, Australia, and Chubut, Argentina. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 31:17-24

Belongs to Palaeospheniscus according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche 2007

Sister taxa: Palaeospheniscus bergi, Palaeospheniscus biloculata, Palaeospheniscus gracilis, Palaeospheniscus huxleyorum, Palaeospheniscus patagonicus, Palaeospheniscus wimani

Type specimen: AMNH 3346, a set of postcrania (right humerus). Its type locality is Cerro del Castillo, Trelew, which is in an Aquitanian/Burdigalian shallow subtidal sandstone in the Gaiman Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore