Full reference: S. L. Olson. 1977. A great auk, Pinguinis, from the Pliocene of North Carolina (Aves: Alcidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 90(3):690-697
See also Olson 1985
Sister taxon: Pinguinus impennis
Type specimen: USNM 193334, a set of limb elements (right ulna). Its type locality is Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, which is in a Zanclean estuary/bay sandstone in the Yorktown Formation of North Carolina.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore
Distribution: found only at Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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