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Aptenodytes ridgeni
Apto-fppt-copy
A tarsometatarsus of the fossil penguin Aptenodytes ridgeni (left) and a Aptenodytes forsteri (right)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Family: Spheniscidae
Genus: Aptenodytes
Species: A. ridgeni
Binomial name
Aptenodytes ridgeni
Simpson, 1972

Aptenodytes ridgeni, also referred to as Ridgen's penguin, is an extinct species of penguin from the Pliocene of New Zealand. It was intermediate in size between its living congeners, standing an estimated 90–100 cm tall. The remains were first found in 1968 on a Canterbury region beach by 11-year-old schoolboy Alan Ridgen.

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