Palaeospheniscus huxleyorum Simpson 1973 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1973. Tertiary penguins (Sphenisciformes, Spheniscidae) from Ysterplaats, Cape Town, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 69:342-344

Belongs to Palaeospheniscus according to G. G. Simpson 1973

See also Olson 1985

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

Type specimen: Q1882, a set of postcrania (humerus). Its type locality is Ysterplaats, which is in a Zanclean marine sandstone in South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of South Africa (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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