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Archaeospheniscus Marples 1952 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 39714

Synonym: Notodyptes Marples 1953 (taxon 92189)

Full reference: B. J. Marples. 1952. Early Tertiary penguins of New Zealand. New zealand Geological Survey Paleontological Bulletin 20:1-66

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

Sister taxa: Anthropornis, Aprosdokitos, Delphinornis, Duntroonornis, Icadyptes, Inkayacu, Kaiika, Kairuku, Korora, Kumimanu, Marambiornis, Mesetaornis, Muriwaimanu, Pachydyptes, Palaeospheniscinae, Paraptenodytinae, Perudyptes, Platydyptes, Sequiwaimanu, Spheniscidae, Tonniornis, Waimanu, Wimanornis

Subtaxa: Archaeospheniscus lopdelli, Archaeospheniscus lowei, Archaeospheniscus wimani

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore