The first diagnostic remains assignable to Spheniscus megaramphus coming from the Bonebed Member of the Bahia Inglesa Formation (Late Mioceno) are presented. These consist of three isolated rostrums from the collection of the Museo Paleontologico de Caldera, Chile. The antiquity of the species is rectified in Peru previously associated to the Mesinian (6 My) and at the moment referred to the Tortonian (9.5 - 9 My). The present study confirms the existence of this species in Chile enlarging the range of incidence of the species until the 27o S during the Late Miocene.
|Translated title of the contribution||Presencia de Spheniscus megaramphus Stucchi et al. 2003 (Aves: Sphenisciformes) en la Formacion Bahia Inglesa, Chile|
|Pages (from-to)||101 - 107|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Boletin de la Sociedad Geologica del Peru|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|