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Megadyptes waitaha Boessenkool et al. 2009 (Waitaha penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 173580

Full reference: S. Boessenkool, J. J. Austin, T. H. Worthy, P. Scofield, A. Cooper, P. J. Seddon, and J. M. Waters. 2009. Relict or colonizer? Extinction and range expansion of penguins in southern New Zealand. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276:815-821

Belongs to Megadyptes according to S. Boessenkool et al. 2009

Sister taxon: Megadyptes antipodes

Type specimen: CMAV13269, a limb element (left femur). Its type locality is Marfells Beach, dune deposits, which is in a Holocene dune siliciclastic in New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore