Category: Spheniscidae

Scientists get first full look at prehistoric New Zealand penguin, the largest ever.

Story After 35 years, a giant fossil penguin has finally been completely reconstructed, giving researchers new insights into prehistoric penguin diversity. The bones were collected in 1977 by Dr. Ewan Fordyce, a paleontologist from the University of Otago, New Zealand. In 2009 and 2011, Dr. Dan Ksepka, North Carolina State University research assistant professor of […]

Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)

[order] SPHENISCIFORMES | [family] Spheniscidae | [latin] Pygoscelis adeliae | [UK] Adelie Penguin | [FR] Manchot d’Adelie | [DE] Adeliepinguin | [ES] pinguino de Adelia or de ojo blanco | [NL] Adelie-pinguin Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics The Adelie has a black head. Distinctive white eye rings appear during the breeding season. Listen to the […]