(syn. Eudyptes Ϯ Rockhopper Penguin E. chrysocome) Gr. γεω- geō- ground-  < γη gē  earth; πηγαζω pēgazō  to spring forth  < πηγη pēgē  running water; "APTENODYTIDES, alis pinnæformibus: } 1. Spheniscus Briss.  2. Geopega B. (Gorfou Cuv.)  3. Aptenodytes Forst." (Billberg 1828).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 January 2019).