Pinguinus impennis


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Noun1.Pinguinus impennis - large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coastsPinguinus impennis - large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coasts; extinct
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
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44 Which bird, scientific name Pinguinus impennis, saw the last of its species wiped out on Funk Island off Newfoundland in 1844?
D'Errico, writing on the avian forms in the Grotte Cosquer (1994a; 1994b) presents the thesis that they represent Great Auks; he quotes one of us correctly as saying that the birds in the engraved panel from El Pendo (Cantabria, Spain) look like 19th-century illustrations of the extinct Great Auk, Pinguinus impennis (Eastham 1968).
It was after Europeans discovered Pinguinus impennis in the northern Atlantic that explorers found members of the similar-looking--but very different--Spheniscidae family (penguins) in the Southern hemisphere (Montevecchi, W.