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Palaeospheniscus bergi Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 53344

Alternative combination: Paraspheniscus bergi

Synonyms: Palaeospheniscus concavus Ameghino 1905 (no. 106255), Palaeospheniscus interplanus Ameghino 1905 (no. 106254), Palaeospheniscus planus Ameghino 1905 (no. 105842), Palaeospheniscus rothi Ameghino 1905 (no. 105841), Pseudospheniscus concavus Ameghino 1905 (no. 53345), Pseudospheniscus convexus Ameghino 1905 (no. 106257), Pseudospheniscus interplanus Ameghino 1905 (no. 105853), Pseudospheniscus planus Ameghino 1905 (no. 175489)

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

Belongs to Palaeospheniscus according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche and C. Tambussi 2008

Sister taxa: Palaeospheniscus bilocular, Palaeospheniscus biloculata, Palaeospheniscus gracilis, Palaeospheniscus huxleyorum, Palaeospheniscus patagonicus, Palaeospheniscus wimani

Type specimens:

  • Palaeospheniscus bergi: Museo de La Plata, a set of limb elements (humerus, radius, tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Cerro del Castillo, Trelew, which is in an Aquitanian/Burdigalian shallow subtidal sandstone in the Gaiman Formation of Argentina.
  • Palaeospheniscus concavus:
  • Palaeospheniscus interplanus:
  • Palaeospheniscus planus:
  • Palaeospheniscus rothi:
  • Pseudospheniscus convexus:
  • Pseudospheniscus planus:

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore