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Megadyptes

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Sphenisciformes
Familia: Spheniscidae
Genus: Megadyptes
Species: M. antipodes - †M. waitaha

Name

Megadyptes Milne-Edwards, 1880

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: "Large diver" Penguins


Reference

* Annales Des Sciences Naturelles (6) 9 art.9 p.56

Megadyptes ("large diver") is a genus of penguin which consists of two species, Megadyptes antipodes (Yellow-eyed Penguin) and the extinct Megadyptes waitaha (Waitaha Penguin).

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