Spheniscidae. Fossil Penguin, skull

This fossil Penguin skull was found in Peru, South America in the Early Pliocene, Pisco Formation which dates to 3-5 Million Years Ago. Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have counter-shaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sea life caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans. The largest living species is the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri): on average adults are about 1.1 m (3 feet 7 inches) tall and weigh 35 kg (77 pounds) or more. The smallest penguin species is the little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor), also known as the fairy penguin, which stands around 40 cm (16 inches) tall and weighs 1 kg (2.2 pounds. 

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Spheniscidae. Fossil Penguin, skull 

8" long x 3" wide
Item 1841 

Category: Replicas
Type: Skulls
Phylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds


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