Review of fossil penguins from Seymour Island

  title={Review of fossil penguins from Seymour Island},
  author={George Gaylord Simpson},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  pages={357 - 387}
  • G. Simpson
  • Published 1971
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
Two collections of fossil penguins have been made from Seymour Island, off the north-eastern end of the Antarctic Peninsula, one by a Swedish expedition in 1901-1903 and the other by a British expedition in 1946. The age has usually been considered early Miocene but is probably earlier, late Eocene now seeming most likely but still uncertain. Wiman in 1905 based six then new generic and specific names on the Swedish collection Anthropornis nordenskjoeldiiandDelphinornis larsenii are considered… Expand
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