family Spheniscidae


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Related to family Spheniscidae: Sphenisciformes
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Noun1.family Spheniscidae - comprising all existing penguinsfamily Spheniscidae - 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