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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