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Kaiika maxwelli Fordyce and Thomas 2011 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 205707

Full reference: R. E. Fordyce and D. B. Thomas. 2011. Kaiika maxwelli, a new Early Eocene archaic penguin (Sphenisciformes, Aves) from Waihao Valley, South Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 54(1):43-51

Belongs to Kaiika according to R. E. Fordyce and D. B. Thomas 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: OU 22402, a limb element (left humerus). Its type locality is J40/f223 - Waihao River floodplain [Kauru Fm], which is in a Waipawan/Mangaorapan coastal sandstone in the Kauru Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore