Nucleornis insolitus Simpson 1979 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1979. Tertiary penguins from the Duinefontein site, Cape Province, South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 79(1):1-7

Belongs to Nucleornis according to G. G. Simpson 1979

See also Olson 1985

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SAM-PQ-MBD4, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, which is in a Zanclean paralic sandstone in the Varswater Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station

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