Paraptenodytes robustus Ameghino 1894 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

Alternative combinations: Palaeospheniscus robustus, Perispheniscus robustus

Synonyms: Arthrodytes grandis Ameghino 1901, Isotremornis nordenskjoldi Ameghino 1905, Metancylornis curtus Ameghino 1901, Paraptenodytes crassus Ameghino 1905, Paraptenodytes curtus Ameghino 1901, Paraptenodytes grandis Ameghino 1901, Paraptenodytes nordenskjoldi Ameghino 1905, Treleudytes crassa Ameghino 1905, Treleudytes crassus Ameghino 1905

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1894. Sur les oiseaux fossiles de Patagonie; et la faune mammalogique des couches à Pyrotherium. Boletin del Instituto Geographico Argentino 15:501-660

Belongs to Paraptenodytes according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche and C. Tambussi 2008

See also Acosta Hospitaleche 2005, Ameghino 1894, Ameghino 1901, Ameghino 1905, Brodkorb 1963, Lambrecht 1933, Simpson 1946 and Simpson 1972

Sister taxa: Paraptenodytes antarcticus, Paraptenodytes brodkorbi

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Cerro del Castillo, Trelew (Miocene to Miocene of Argentina)

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