Paraptenodytes Ameghino 1891 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

Synonyms: Isotremornis Ameghino 1905, Metancylornis Ameghino 1905

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1891. Enumeracion de las aves fosiles de la Republica Argentina. Revista Argentina de Historia Naturales 1:441-453

Parent taxon: Spheniscidae according to C. Acosta Hospitaleche and C. Tambussi 2008

See also Acosta Hospitaleche 2005, Ameghino 1891, Ameghino 1901, Ameghino 1905, Brodkorb 1963, Carroll 1988, Lambrecht 1933, Simpson 1946 and Simpson 1972

Sister taxa: Anthropodyptes, Anthropornithinae, Aptenodytes, Apterodytes ictus, Arthrodytes, Crossvallia, Dege, Delphinornis gracilis, Eudyptes, Eudyptula, Ichtyopteryx, Inguza, Madrynornis, Marplesornis, Megadyptes, Neculus, Nucleornis, Orthopteryx, Orthopteryx gigas, Palaeeudyptes, Palaeeudyptinae, Palaeoapterodytes, Pseudaptenodytes, Pygoscelis, Spheniscinae, Spheniscus, Tereingaornis

Subtaxa: Paraptenodytes antarcticus Paraptenodytes brodkorbi Paraptenodytes robustus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections including 9 occurrences

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