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Paraptenodytes antarcticus Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 53637

Alternative combination: Palaeospheniscus antarcticus

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 Paraptenodytes according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche and C. Tambussi 2008

Sister taxa: Paraptenodytes brodkorbi, Paraptenodytes robustus

Type specimen: Museo de La Plata, a set of limb elements (femur, tibia, tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Cerro del Castillo, Trelew, which is in an Aquitanian/Burdigalian shallow subtidal sandstone in the Gaiman Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore