Extinct NZ giant penguin species described

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Extinct NZ giant penguin species described

Postby Michael Szabo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:58 pm

An extinct giant penguin that stood as tall as a person has been identified from fossil leg bones discovered by an amateur palaeontologist on New Zealand’s South Island. At 1.6 metres and 80kg, the new species, Crossvallia waiparensis, was four times as heavy and 40cm taller than the Emperor Penguin, the largest living penguin species.

Link to story: https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... ew-zealand

Link to paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10 ... 19.1641619
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