Human-Size Penguin Fossils Discovered

Scientists believe the 55-million-year old bird would have been the size of a man.

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TBT : Scientists once found fossilized remains in southern New Zealand they believe came from a 220-pound ancient penguin species that was about five feet, ten inches tall PenguinAwarenessDay

Scientists believe the 55-million-year old bird would have been the size of a man.

EmailThe fossilized remains of a giant penguin have been found at Hampden Beach in southern New Zealand. The fossils, researchers believe, came from a 220-pound ancient penguin species that was about five feet, ten inches tall, the height of an average man. The newly discovered species is called

Kumimanu biceaeand is derived from the local words for “monster” and “bird.”The species is believed to have lived during the Paleocene epoch 55 million years ago, making it among the oldest penguin fossils ever discovered.Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

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Tweet Email The fossilized remains of a giant penguin have been found at Hampden Beach in southern New Zealand. The fossils, researchers believe, came from a 220-pound ancient penguin species that was about five feet, ten inches tall, the height of an average man. The newly discovered species is called Kumimanu biceae and is derived from the local words for “monster” and “bird.” The species is believed to have lived during the Paleocene epoch 55 million years ago, making it among the oldest penguin fossils ever discovered. Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. 1 2 1 / 2 The partly prepared skeleton of the Paleocene giant penguin Kumimanu biceae. The rectangles emphasize the humerus and a bone from the shoulder girdle (coracoid), which are shown separated from the original bone cluster. The partly prepared skeleton of the Paleocene giant penguin Kumimanu biceae . The rectangles emphasize the humerus and a bone from the shoulder girdle (coracoid), which are shown separated from the original bone cluster. Courtesy Senckenber Scientists estimated the penguin’s size based on the fossilized remains of wing and leg bones found in sedimentary rock. Researchers recently published their findings in the journal