Fossil Penguin from the Late Cenozoic of South Africa

  title={Fossil Penguin from the Late Cenozoic of South Africa},
  author={George Gaylord Simpson},
  pages={1144 - 1145}
  • G. Simpson
  • Published 19 March 1971
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
Spheniscus predemersus, new species, from the late Pliocene of Langebaanweg, Cape Province, is the first fossil penguin to be described from Africa. It is closely related and possibly ancestral to the living species, Spheniscus demnersus, of southern and southwestern Africa. 

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