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Monster penguin fossils found in NZ

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Eldorado

"Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.

"They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood about 1.6 meters (5 feet 2 inches) tall and weighed up to 80 kilograms (176 pounds). It's believed to have been one of several species of giant penguins that thrived soon after dinosaurs died out."

Full report at Phys Org: https://phys.org/news/2019-08-giant-penguin-fossil-zealand.html

 

"Leg bones of a new penguin species from the Waipara Greensand add to the diversity of very large-sized Sphenisciformes in the Paleocene of New Zealand"

Reasearch Paper at Taylor & Francis Online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03115518.2019.1641619

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RabidMongoose
21 hours ago, Eldorado said:

"Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.

"They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood about 1.6 meters (5 feet 2 inches) tall and weighed up to 80 kilograms (176 pounds). It's believed to have been one of several species of giant penguins that thrived soon after dinosaurs died out."

Full report at Phys Org: https://phys.org/news/2019-08-giant-penguin-fossil-zealand.html

 

"Leg bones of a new penguin species from the Waipara Greensand add to the diversity of very large-sized Sphenisciformes in the Paleocene of New Zealand"

Reasearch Paper at Taylor & Francis Online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03115518.2019.1641619

Thats why there were no ancient people on the Falklands Islands.

I mean there where, but they got eaten lol.

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pixiii
10 hours ago, RabidMongoose said:

Thats why there were no ancient people on the Falklands Islands.

I mean there where, but they got eaten lol.

LOL imagine!  Oh my, that's a giant penguin alright :o 

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Summerin1905

Wasn't this already hypothesized or proved that at one point there were penguins as tall as humans. Besides that of course, this news is awesome..

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Piney
On 8/18/2019 at 5:24 AM, Summerin1905 said:

Wasn't this already hypothesized or proved that at one point there were penguins as tall as humans. Besides that of course, this news is awesome..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palaeeudyptinae

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