Pygoscelis


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Related to Pygoscelis: Gentoo penguin
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Noun1.Pygoscelis - a genus of SpheniscidaePygoscelis - a genus of Spheniscidae    
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Spheniscidae, Spheniscidae - comprising all existing penguins
Adelie, Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae - medium-sized penguins occurring in large colonies on the Adelie Coast of Antarctica
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A disponibilidade restrita de areas costeiras livres de gelo e a queda na reproducao durante a ultima glaciacao reduziram o numero de vertebrados marinhos nos solos antarticos, sendo que alguns autores consideram menor a reducao das populacoes de pinguins, especialmente Pygoscelis adeliae e Pygoscelis papua, neste periodo devido a maior adaptacao fisiologica destas especies (Tatur e Myrcha, 1989; Tatur, 2002).
Today four penguin species: Aptenodytes forsteri (Emperor penguin), Pygoscelis adeliae (Adelie penguin), Pygoscelis antarctica (Chinstrap penguin), and Pygoscelis papua (Gentoo penguin) live and nest on Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands.