Spheniscus urbinai Stucchi 2002 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

Full reference: M. Stucchi. 2002. Una nueva especie de Spheniscus (Aves: Spheniscidae) de la Formacion Pisco, Peru. Boletim de la Sociedad Geologica del Peru 94:17-24

Belongs to Spheniscus according to M. Stucchi 2002

See also Acosta Hospitaleche and Tambussi 2008

Sister taxa: Spheniscus chilensis, Spheniscus demersus, Spheniscus humboldti, Spheniscus magellanicus, Spheniscus megaramphus, Spheniscus mendiculus, Spheniscus muizoni

Type specimen: MUSM 401, a partial skeleton (partial skeleton with skull). Its type locality is Sud-Sacaco West (SAS) horizon), which is in a Messinian foreshore siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Miocene of Chile (1 collection), Peru (3)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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