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Humboldt pie




On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, David Marjanovic wrote:

> > Ellis.  He reviews the penguin fossil record and notes that putative
> > penguin ancestors of the Oligocene did exist in the northern
> > hemisphere. [...]
> > _Tonsala hildegardae_ and _Copept[e?]ryx titan_
> 
> How much of a fool do I make of myself when I ask whether these are in
> reality plotopterid pelicans? Full-blown penguins are known from the Eocene
> of Seymour Island.

I misread Ellis.  These are no relation to penguins.  Apologies.