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New sphenisciform fossil further resolves bauplan of extinct giant penguins

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2019 | AAAS

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) 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). A new study describing a remarkably complete giant penguin skeleton from the Oligocene, Kawhia Harbour in the North Island of New Zealand was presented by Simone Giovanardi, Massey University Albany, Auckland, New Zealand, at this year's annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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