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Paraptenodytes Ameghino 1891 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 39730

Synonyms: Isotremornis Ameghino 1905 (no. 105863), Metancylornis Ameghino 1905 (no. 105860)

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1891. Enumeracion de las aves fosiles de la Republica Argentina. Revista Argentina de Historia Naturales 1:441-453

Parent taxon: Spheniscidae according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche and C. Tambussi 2008

Sister taxa: Anthropodyptes, Anthropornithinae, Aptenodytes, Apterodytes ictus, Arthrodytes, Crossvallia, Dege, Delphinornis gracilis, Eudyptes, Eudyptula, Ichtyopteryx, Inguza, Madrynornis, Marplesornis, Megadyptes, Neculus, Nucleornis, Orthopteryx, Orthopteryx gigas, Palaeeudyptes, Palaeeudyptinae, Palaeoapterodytes, Pseudaptenodytes, Pygoscelis, Spheniscinae, Spheniscus, Tereingaornis

Subtaxa: Paraptenodytes antarcticus, Paraptenodytes brodkorbi, Paraptenodytes robustus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore