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Palaeospheniscus Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 39729

Synonyms: Chubutodyptes Simpson 1970 (no. 39716), Paraspheniscus Ameghino 1905 (no. 105848), Perispheniscus Ameghino 1905 (no. 105858), Pseudospheniscus Ameghino 1905 (no. 105852), Treleudytes Ameghino 1905 (no. 105856)

Full reference: F. P. Moreno and A. Mercerat. 1891. Catalogue des Oiseaux Fossiles de la Republique Argentine conserves au Musee de la Plata. Anales del Museo de la Plata 1:1-71

Parent taxon: Palaeospheniscinae according to D. T. Ksepka et al. 2006

Sister taxon: Eretiscus

Subtaxa: Palaeospheniscus bergi, Palaeospheniscus bilocular, Palaeospheniscus biloculata, Palaeospheniscus gracilis, Palaeospheniscus huxleyorum, Palaeospheniscus patagonicus, Palaeospheniscus wimani

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore