The Galápagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) is a penguin endemic to the
Galápagos Islands. It is the only penguin that lives north of the equator in the wild
The northernmost of all penguins, Galapagos Penguins breed right on the
equator. Populations fluctuate heavily under the influence of El Niño to a degree
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Galapagos Penguins - Spheniscus mendiculus: Penguins and Penguin
Conservation. Official web site of the International Penguin Conservation Work
Classified as one of the smaller species of penguins, the Galapagos are quite
interesting. They aren't more than 5 pounds when fully grown or taller than 20.
Background. Galapagos penguins, the rarest and most endangered penguin
species in the world, are the only penguins that can be found at the equator.
Common Name: Galápagos penguin. Species Name: Spheniscus mendiculus.
IUCN Status: Endangered The Galápagos penguin population has declined ...
Find out what's known about Galapagos Penguins, Spheniscus mendiculus,
Aves, Sphenisciformes, Spheniscidae, including their world range and habitats, ...
Justification Long-term monitoring indicates that this species is undergoing
severe fluctuations, primarily as a result of marine perturbations that may be ...
eebweb.arizona.edu/courses/galapagos/expert topics 2007 (bonine)/Lauerman_galapagospenguin.pdf
Nearest Relatives: While the Galapagos penguin is related to all other types of
penguins, its closest relatives are the members of the genus spheniscus.