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- proper noun A taxonomic
orderwithin the subclass Neognathae— the penguins.
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Penguins are contained within the taxonomic order Sphenisciformes and its single family Spheniscidae.
SilicoSurfer tell the Sphenisciformes they're in the wrong hemisphere.
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).