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Noun1.Spheniscidae - comprising all existing penguinsSpheniscidae - comprising all existing penguins  
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
penguin - short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers
genus Pygoscelis, Pygoscelis - a genus of Spheniscidae
Aptenodytes, genus Aptenodytes - large penguins
genus Spheniscus, Spheniscus - type genus of the Spheniscidae: jackass penguins
Eudyptes, genus Eudyptes - rock hoppers
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However, the thick nature and relative lack of transparency of air sac membranes typical of Spheniscidae did not allow proper evaluation of coelomic organs through standard avian endoscopic approaches.
2) Aspergillosis is a common respiratory fungal infection of penguins, and extension of the infection to the vertebrae and spine has been described in Spheniscidae.
Endoscopic examination of penguins has been performed previously, but we could not find any reports that documented the technique and approaches, and this diagnostic modality is not cited in standard medicine references of Spheniscidae.