Palaeeudyptes

noun
Palae·​eu·​dyp·​tes

Definition of Palaeeudyptes

: a genus of very large fossil penguins of the Eocene of New Zealand

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History and Etymology for Palaeeudyptes

New Latin, from pale- + Eudyptes, genus of penguins, from eu- + Greek dyptēs diver, from dyptein to dive; akin to Greek dyein to enter, dive in

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“Palaeeudyptes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palaeeudyptes. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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