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Vertebrate fossil, Palaeeudyptes, GL435

Physical Description

Fragmentary limb bones of a fossil penguin.

References

The basal penguin (Aves: Sphenisiciformes) Perudyptes devriesi and a phylogentic evaluation of the penguin fossil record; Daniel Ksepka, Julia Clarke
Osteology of Icadyptes salasi, a giant penguin from the Eocene of Peru; Daniel Ksepka, Julia Clarke
Otago Museum Fossil Penguins; Professor Ewan Fordyce

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Humerus): 33 x 50 x 155mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Radius): 18 x 33 x 105mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - Carpometacarpus): 10 x 30 x 70mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (d - Tarsometatarsus): 22 x 43 x 68mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (e - Femur): 35 x 40 x 115mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (f - End of tibiotarsus): 33 x 37 x 48mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (g - Carpal): 10 x 11 x 20mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (h - Fibula fragment 1): 8 x 20 x 50mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (i - Fibula fragment 2): 5 x 9 x 31mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (l - Proximal end of tibiotarsus): 38 x 40 x 42mm

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