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
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