Fossil Penguin from the Late Cenozoic of South Africa

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Science  19 Mar 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3976, pp. 1144-1145
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3976.1144


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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