A team of NZ and US researchers have described 3-million-year-old crested penguin fossils from Taranaki in NZ which could provide a link with modern crested penguins. They name the newly described extinct species the Dawn Crested Penguin.
Link to paper: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/ ... yz4ezaPYII
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