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The oldest fossil record of the extant penguin genus Spheniscus--a new species from the Miocene of Peru

@article{Ghlich2007TheOF,
  title={The oldest fossil record of the extant penguin genus Spheniscus--a new species from the Miocene of Peru},
  author={Ursula B. G{\"o}hlich},
  journal={Acta Palaeontologica Polonica},
  year={2007},
  volume={52},
  pages={285-298}
}
Described here is a partial postcranial skeleton and additional disarticulated but associated bones of the new fossil pen− guin Spheniscus muizoni sp. nov. from the latest middle/earliest late Miocene (11-13 Ma) locality of Cerro la Bruja in the Pisco Formation, Peru. This fossil species can be attributed to the extant genus Spheniscus by postcranial morphology and is the oldest known record of this genus. Spheniscus muizoni sp. nov. is about the size of the extant Jackass and Magellanic… Expand

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