Palaeospheniscus patagonicus Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes

Alternative combination: Paraptenodytes patagonicus

Synonyms: Palaeospheniscus affinis Ameghino 1905, Palaeospheniscus intermedius Ameghino 1905, Palaeospheniscus interruptus Ameghino 1905, Palaeospheniscus menzbieri Moreno and Mercerat 1891

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

See also Acosta Hospitaleche 2005, Acosta Hospitaleche 2007, Acosta Hospitaleche et al. 2008, Ameghino 1891, Ameghino 1905, Brodkorb 1963, Lambrecht 1933, Moreno and Mercerat 1891, Simpson 1946 and Simpson 1972

Sister taxa: Palaeospheniscus bergi, Palaeospheniscus bilocular, Palaeospheniscus biloculata, Palaeospheniscus gracilis, Palaeospheniscus huxleyorum, Palaeospheniscus wimani

Type specimens:

  • Palaeospheniscus patagonicus: Museo de La Plata, a set of limb elements (humerus, radius, 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.
  • Palaeospheniscus affinis:
  • Palaeospheniscus intermedius:
  • Palaeospheniscus interruptus:
  • Palaeospheniscus menzbieri: Museo de La Plata, a set of limb elements (humerus, ulna radius, metacarpus, 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

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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