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Penguins
Temporal range: Paleocene-recent, 62–0 Ma
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Chinstrap penguin
(Pygoscelis antarctica)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Sharpe, 1891
Faimily: Spheniscidae
Bonaparte, 1831
Modern genera

Aptenodytes
Eudyptes
Eudyptula
Megadyptes
Pygoscelis
Spheniscus

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Range o penguins, aw speshies (aqua)

Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, faimily Spheniscidae) are a group o aquatic, flightless birds livin almaist exclusively in the Soothren Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Heichly adaptit for life in the watter, penguins hae coontershadit dark an white plumage. Mast penguins feed on krill, fish, squid an ither furms o sealife caught while soummin unnerwatter. Thay spend aboot hauf o thair lives on land an hauf in the oceans.