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Marplesornis Simpson 1972 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39724

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1972. Pliocene penguins from North Canterbury, New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum 9(2):159-182

Parent taxon: Spheniscidae according to G. G. Simpson 1972

Sister taxa: Anthropodyptes, Anthropornithinae, Apterodytes ictus, Dege, Delphinornis gracilis, Eudyptes, Eudyptula, Ichtyopteryx, Inguza, Madrynornis, Megadyptes, Neculus, Nucleornis, Orthopteryx, Orthopteryx gigas, Palaeeudyptes, Palaeeudyptinae, Palaeoapterodytes, Pseudaptenodytes, Pygoscelis, Spheniscinae, Spheniscus, Tasidyptes, Tasidyptes hunteri, Tereingaornis

Subtaxa: Marplesornis novaezealandiae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore