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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Spheniscidae.


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  • Its scientific name Eudyptula minor means "good little diver" and, as penguins are primarily birds of the sea, they have distinctive adaptations that allow them to exploit their marine environment.

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  • A common ancestry for penguins and tubenoses (Procellariiformes) has been suggested by the presence of tubular nostrils in fossil penguins and in the extant Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor).


  • Little penguin (also Little Blue penguin and Blue penguin) (Eudyptula minor)

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  • Not many people are aware that Sydney Harbour is the home to little penguins called Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor), a critically endangered species staving off the onslaught of human encroachment.

  • Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is the actual name of this small species from Australia and New Zealand.

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  • Penguins fall under the following taxonomic classification: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves; Order: Sphenisciformes; Family: Spheniscidae; Genus: There are six genera, including Aptenodytes (the great penguins), Pygoscelis (the brush-tailed penguins), Eudyptes (the crested penguins), Spheniscus (the banded or jackass penguins), Megadyptes (the Yellow-eyed penguin is the only one in this genus), and Eudyptula (the Little Blue penguin is the only one in this genus).

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  • Little Blue (or Fairy penguin—Eudyptula minor (There are six subspecies of Little Blue penguins, including the White-flippered penguin or Eudyptula minor albosignata.

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