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New fossil further resolves bauplan of extinct giant penguins

November 11, 2019 - General

Penguins are descendants of seabirds that lost the ability to fly more than 60 million years ago in exchange for chasing the abundant food available in the ocean. New Zealand is a key area for understanding the diversity of the extinct penguins and has even revealed the existence of ‘giant’ penguin species (larger than living penguins).

Kawhia penguin reconstruction [Credit: Simone Giovanardi]
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Source: archeo

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