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Spheniscus muizoni Gohlich 2007 (penguin)

Reptilia - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105574

Full reference: U. B. Gohlich. 2007. The oldest fossil record of the extant penguin genus Spheniscus--a new species from the Miocene of Peru. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 52(2):285-298

Belongs to Spheniscus according to U. B. Gohlich 2007

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

Type specimen: MNHN PPI 147, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Cerro la Bruja, which is in a Serravallian offshore shelf siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore