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Pachydyptes Oliver 1930 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 39727

Alternative spelling: Pachdyptes

Full reference: W. R. B. Oliver. 1930. New Zealand Birds

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

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

Subtaxa: Pachydyptes ponderosus, Pachydyptes simpsoni

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore