Human-size 'monster' penguin species discovered in New Zealand

The extinct penguin was more than 5 feet tall and weighed more than 170 pounds.

14.8.2019

Remains of a human-sized 'monster' penguin have been discovered in New Zealand, scientists announced Wednesday.

The extinct penguin was more than 5 feet tall and weighed more than 170 pounds.

Canterbury Museum in Christchurch. The penguin was more than 5 feet tall and weighed more than 170 pounds, the statement said. It becomes part of a group of"gigantic, but extinct, New Zealand fauna," including the world's largest parrot, a massive eagle, a huge burrowing rat, the moa and other large penguins, scientists said. Dr. Paul Scofield, senior curator natural history at Canterbury Museum, holds the fossil, a tibiotarsus, left, next to a similar bone of an Emperor Penguin in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Mark Baker / AP Paleontologist Leigh Love found the bones of the penguin at the Waipara Greensand fossil site in North Canterbury last year, and they were later analyzed by staffers from the and the Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. The Crossvallia waiparensi is the fifth and largest ancient penguin species found at the Waipara Greensand site. “The fossils discovered there have made our understanding of penguin evolution a whole lot clearer,” paleontologist Gerald Mayr said. “There’s more to come, too — more fossils which we think represent new species are still awaiting description.” Fossils of the mega-penguin, along with those of several other giant species, will be on display at the Canterbury Museum later this year. Elisha Fieldstadt Read more: NBC News

King See, DannyDeVito was definitely the best 'Penguin'.... tryguys Keith knew what he was talking about OK is this a Monty Python bit.Will it get the same marks on an English exam as a polish man. Monty Python's 'Scott Of The Sahara.' Revive it now God, I hope it's not Burgess Meredith... And it was called Sidney. penguins

tylerhecht Tyler Is this news really, people drowning in Italy and an abnormal penguin is news to you. See your lives.

A 'monster penguin' as big as a human once lived in New ZealandThe giant penguin, which stood 5 feet 3 inches tall, is the latest member of a growing cast of massive fauna that used to call the island nation home. Looks like mayor Pete

Trump is just over 6’2”, sports a size 46 waist and packs in the pounds at close to 285 🙀on a good day. So a Small Human size. Glass arms and paper skin NHL Humans killed them! Got to love humans! Big Bird’s great-great-great grandfather. jennycdell328 Here’s the last living one. God is amazing!

Human-sized 'monster' penguin species discovered in New ZealandRemains of a human-sized 'monster' penguin have been discovered in New Zealand, scientists announced Wednesday. Discovered in his house alive and well. Early 40's I hear. I, for one, lament the loss of our former human-sized penguin overlords. why'd they use an extra from Bram Stoker's Dracula for perspective?

Me. This penguin literally = me in a suit. And did you know penguins are necrophiliacs? They totally are! Google it up if you wanna be grossed out. Well of course in New Zealand area. Animals in that region are genetic freaks. how the hell they know the penguin weighed 170 lbs? they only found his bones. that penguin must’ve had his ID on him

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And this lady is NOT having it... Bigger than the Bagel Boss guy. I dated that penguin. Oswald Cobblepot's Paleocene Park. Wait’ll you hear about the mega sloths .. Coming this fall, a SciFi Channel original movie Giant Penguin Vs. 30-50 Feral Hogs. Dat weird ass outfit choice for the model. Why is that surprising?

Make him fight Jean Pascal at a catchweight! We've already seen this before...

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INSTANTLY thought of Danny Devito, but then I realized he isn’t nowhere near 5’ tall. 😂😂 in awe at the size of this lad pipmcnulty here is that penguin you were talking shit about How come all the cool animals are already dead This penguin could beat up Cobblepot to become the true king of the penguins

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Next: the Elder Things. That’s terrifying. Was that the one Batman killed? Please call it Oswald Cobblepotsquatch. Everything was bigger in the beginning till food got scarce or predators got bigger They should name it Oswald Cobblepot. Why would de Blasio campaign in New Zealand? Dear scientists working to reanimate prehistoric DNA: Please move this to the top of your list. Thank you.

Scientists say monster penguin once swam New Zealand oceansScientists in New Zealand say they’ve found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of a human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago. Be cool if it looks like Burgess Meredith. Evidence shows life was better off when earth was much warmer. These giants all lived with dinosaurs when it was warmer. No glacier. More co2. Soon to be a major motion picture...

Must be one of Jerry Nadler's relatives! Oh. Well, I hate this. I wonder how birds got so damn small.



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