Paraptenodytes antarcticus Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (penguin)

Aves - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

Alternative combination: Palaeospheniscus antarcticus

Full reference: F. P. Moreno and A. Mercerat. 1891. Catalogue des Oiseaux Fossiles de la Republique Argentine conserves au Musee de la Plata. Anales del Museo de la Plata 1:1-71

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

See also Acosta Hospitaleche 2005, Acosta Hospitaleche et al. 2008, Ameghino 1891, Ameghino 1894, Ameghino 1905, Bertelli et al. 2006, Brodkorb 1963, Ksepka and Bertelli 2006, Lambrecht 1933, Moreno and Mercerat 1891 and Simpson 1946

Sister taxa: Paraptenodytes brodkorbi, Paraptenodytes robustus

Type specimen: Museo de La Plata, a set of limb elements (femur, tibia, tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Cerro del Castillo, Trelew, which is in an Aquitanian/Burdigalian shallow subtidal sandstone in the Gaiman Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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