Kairuku

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Kairuku
Temporal range: late Oligocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Genus: Kairuku
Ksepka, Fordyce, Ando & Jones, 2012
Type species
Kairuku waitaki
Ksepka, Fordyce, Ando & Jones, 2012
Species
  • K. grebneffi Ksepka, Fordyce, Ando & Jones, 2012
  • Kairuku waitaki Ksepka, Fordyce, Ando & Jones, 2012

Kairuku is an extinct genus of penguin.[1] It contains two species, K. grebneffi and K. waitaki.[2] This taxon is known from bones from 27 MYA (late Oligocene), from the Kokoamu Greensand Formation of New Zealand.[1]

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