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. 



Related Items:

Phororhacos inflatus, giant terror bird skull replica
Phororhacos inflatus, giant terror bird skull replica   $212.00



Spheniscidae. Fossil Penguin, skull 

resin
8" long x 3" wide
Item 1841 

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

$200.00 

USA Shipping: $12.00
Plus $3.90 handling per order

Share this page:



Now over 1,000 items!

Now Over 1,000 Items!

PrehistoricStore.com offers the largest selection of replica fossils and other fossil-related products anywhere in the world!

Download a Full Catalog (3MB PDF)
OVER 260 PAGES OF REPLICAS AND MORE!




Special Offers:
Dinosaur Safari: Dig and Keep Real Dinosaur Bones