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Emperor Penguin

Aptenodytes forsteri Gray, GR 1844

The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 100 cm (39 in) in length and weighing from 22 to 45 kg. Feathers of the head and back are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Sphenisciformes
Family:
  Spheniscidae
Genus:
   Aptenodytes
Scientific:
  Aptenodytes forsteri


Original description

Citation:
  Gray, GR 1844

Reference:
   Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1), 13 p.315

Protonym:
  Aptenodytes forsteri

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2238013


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  58848B7175EB4B3C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-58848B71

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/58848B71


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174449


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Aptenodytes forsteri: Antarctic continent and seas to edge of ice pack
English:
Emperor Penguin
Catalan:
Pingüí emperador
Czech:
tučňák císařský
Danish:
Kejserpingvin
German:
Kaiserpinguin
Spanish:
Pingüino Emperador
Spanish (Spain):
Pingüino Emperador
Finnish:
keisaripingviini
French:
Manchot empereur
Croatian:
Carski pingvin
Hungarian:
császárpingvin
Icelandic:
Keisaramörgæs
Italian:
Pinguino imperatore
Japanese (romaji):
kouteipengin
Japanese:
コウテイペンギン
Lithuanian:
Imperatoriškasis pingvinas
Dutch:
Keizerspinguïn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Keisarpingvin
Norwegian:
Keiserpingvin
Polish:
pingwin cesarski
Portuguese:
Pinguim-imperador 
Russian:
Императорский пингвин
Slovak:
tučniak obrovský
Serbian:
Carski pingvin
Swedish:
kejsarpingvin
Ukrainian:
Пінгвін імператорський
Chinese:
帝企鹅
Chinese (Traditional):
皇帝企鵝


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Manchot empereur ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Manchot empereur ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 1st edition:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements, version 2021:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 3rd edition:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 4th edition:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 6th edition:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements, version 2015:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements, version 2016:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements, version 2017:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements, version 2018:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Clements, version 2019:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
eBird version 2021:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Aptenodytes forsteri
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Aptenodytes forsteri
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Aptenodytes forsteri
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Emperor Penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aptenodytes forsteri
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aptenodytes forsteri

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Abkhazian: аИмператортә Пингвин
Azerbaijani: imperator pinqvini
Bulgarian: Императорски пингвин
Bengali: ঳ম্রাট হ঩ঙ্খুিআন
Bengali (transliteration): samrāṭa pēṅgu'ina
Catalan: Pingüí emperador
Czech: Tucnák císarský, tučňák císařský
Chuvash: император пингвин, император пингвинĕ
Danish: Kejserpingvin
German: Kaiserpinguin
English: Emperor Penguin
English, HBW: Emperor Penguin
English (IOC): Emperor Penguin
English (United States): Emperor Penguin
Esperanto: Forstera aptenodito, giganta pingveno, Imperiestra pingveno
Spanish: Pingüino emperador
Spanish (Argentine): Pingüino emperador
Spanish (Chile): Pingüino emperador
Spanish (Spain): Pingüino Emperador
Spanish (HBW): Emperor Penguin
Estonian: keiserpingviin
Finnish: Keisaripingviini
French: Manchot empereur
Irish: Piongain impireach
Hebrew: פינגווין קיסרי
Croatian: Carski pingvin
Hungarian: császárpingvin
Icelandic: Keisaramörgæs
Italian: Pinguino imperatore
Japanese (romaji): kouteipengin
Japanese: コウテイペンギン
Kara-Kalpak: император пингвини
Mongolian, Halh: хаан оцон шувуу
Kazakh: император пингвині, ұлкен пингвин
Kirghiz: дөө пингвин, император пингвини
Scientific: Aptenodytes excelsior, Aptenodytes forsteri
Lithuanian: Imperatoriškasis pingvinas
Mongolian: хаан оцон шувуу
Dutch: Keizerspinguïn
Norwegian Nynorsk: Keisarpingvin
Norwegian: Keiserpingvin
Polish: pingwin cesarski
Portuguese: Pinguim-imperador 
Portuguese (Portugal): pinguim-imperador
Russian: императорский пингвин
Slovak: Tučniak cisársky, tucniak obrovský, tučniak obrovský
Serbian: Carski pingvin
Swedish: Kejsarpingvin
Tajik: пингвини императорӣ
Turkish: İmparator Penguen, İmperator Penguen
Tatar: император пингвины
Ukrainian: Пінгвін імператорський
Uzbek: император пингвин, император пингвини
Chinese: 帝企鹅
Chinese (Traditional): 皇帝企鵝

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