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King Penguin

Aptenodytes patagonicus Miller, JF, 1778

The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin at about 11 to 16 kg (24 to 35 lb), second only to the Emperor Penguin. There are two subspecies—A. p. patagonicus and A. p. halli; patagonicus is found in the South Atlantic and halli elsewhere. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Sphenisciformes
Family:
  Spheniscidae
Genus:
  Aptenodytes

Scientific:
  Aptenodytes patagonicus

Citation:
  Miller, JF, 1778

Reference:
  Icon.Anim. pt4 pl.23

Protonym:
  Aptenodytes patagonica

Avibase ID:
  827A77C754AB120E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/827A77C7

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174450

Geographic range:

  • Aptenodytes patagonicus: breeds on subAntarctic Islands in the South Atlantic, southern Indian, and southwestern Pacific oceans, from the Falklands to Macquarie Island; disperses widely at sea
English:
King Penguin
Czech:
tučňák patagonský
German:
Königspinguin
Danish:
Kongepingvin
Spanish:
Pingüino Rey
Finnish:
kuningaspingviini
French:
Manchot royal
Icelandic:
Konungsmörgæs
Italian:
Pinguino re
Japanese:
ousamapengin
Japanese:
オウサマペンギン
Dutch:
Koningspinguïn
Norwegian:
Kongepingvin
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kongepingvin
Polish:
pingwin królewski
Portuguese:
Pingüim-rei
Portuguese (Brazil):
Pingüim-rei
Russian:
Королевский пингвин
Slovak:
tučniak veľký
Swedish:
kungspingvin
Ukrainian:
Пінгвін королівський
Chinese:
王企鹅


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Manchot royal ( Aptenodytes patagonicus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Manchot royal ( Aptenodytes patagonica) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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James Lee Peters:
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James Lee Peters (original):
Aptenodytes patagonica [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
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South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
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South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aptenodytes patagonicus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Koningpikkewyn, Koningspikkewyn
Catalan: Pingüí reial
Czech: Tucnák patagonský, tučňák patagonský
Danish: Kongepingvin
German: Königspinguin
English: King Penguin
English (IOC): King Penguin
Spanish: Pingüino rey
Spanish (Argentine): Pingüino rey
Spanish (Chile): Pingüino rey
Spanish (Spain): Pingüino Rey
Spanish (HBW): King Penguin
Spanish (Peru): Pingüino Rey
Spanish (Uruguay): Pingüino Rey
Estonian: kuningpingviin
Finnish: Kuningaspingviini
French: Manchot royal
Irish: Rí-phiongain
Hebrew: פינגווין מלכותי
Croatian: Kraljevski pingvin
Hungarian: királypingvin
Icelandic: Konungsmörgæs
Italian: Pinguino re, Pinguino reale
Japanese: ousamapengin
Japanese: オウサマペンギン
Scientific: Aptenodytes patagonia, Aptenodytes patagonica, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Lithuanian: Karališkasis pingvinas
Dutch: Koningspinguïn
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kongepingvin
Norwegian: Kongepingvin
Polish: pingwin królewski
Portuguese: Pinguim-real, Pinguim-rei, pingüim-rei
Portuguese (Brazil): pinguim-rei, Pingüim-rei
Portuguese (Portugal): Pinguim-rei
Russian: королевский пингвин
Slovak: tučniak kráľovský, tucniak velký, tučniak veľký
Serbian: Kraljevski pingvin
Swedish: Kungspingvin
Turkish: Kral Penguen
Ukrainian: Пінгвін королівський
Chinese: 王企鹅
Chinese (Traditional): 國王企鵝

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