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Icadyptes salasi Clarke et al. 2007 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 104312

Full reference: J. A. Clarke, D. T. Ksepka, M. Stucchi, M. Urbina, N. Giannini, S. Bertelli, Y. Narvaez and C. A. Boyd. 2007. Paleogene equatorial penguins challenge the proposed relationship between biogeography, diversity and Cenozoic climate change. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences 104(28):11545-11550

Belongs to Icadyptes according to J. A. Clarke et al. 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MUSM 897, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Ullujaya Valley, which is in a Priabonian marginal marine sandstone in the Otuma Formation of Peru.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore