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Scientists say monster penguin once swam New Zealand oceans

New Zealand scientists 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

15.8.2019

Scientists in New Zealand say 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.

New Zealand scientists 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

Paul Scofield, a co-author of the paper and senior curator at the Canterbury Museum, said the discovery is significant because the species is similar to another giant penguin found in Antarctica in 2000 and helps show a connection between the two regions during the Paleocene Epoch.

But he said the giant penguins themselves became extinct within 30 million years as large marine mammals began ruling the waters.

New Zealand is believed to have been the site of many gigantic birds that later became extinct, including the world's largest parrot, a giant eagle and an emu-like bird called the moa. Scientists say the lack of predators allowed such birds to thrive.

"It wasn't until I got the fossils home and did a little preparation that I realized I had something completely different than what had been found before," he said.

Massey University Professor John Cockrem, a penguin expert who wasn't involved in the research, said the discovery was significant in adding to knowledge about giant penguins and cementing New Zealand's place as the penguin center of the world.

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😮 No surprise So they dug down in the ice 25’ to find this bird ehh..... so the ice glacier is 25’ higher now than it was then? Explain it to me like I’m 4 pls wow 成年人 图片中是个女人吧 为什么不是NBA明星 Amazing. Monster penguin? Can't we just call em Big Bird or nah Nothing to see. The Batman sent penguin back in time because he was sick of his squawking laugh.

pnjaban I bet they were nasty, and wouldn't shed a tear if we went extinct. pnjaban Getting some At The Mountains of Madness vibes here.

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I for one welcome our monster penguin overlords pnjaban Penguins are believed to have evolved into fish, with their feathers turning into scales. Then they crawled out onto land and evolved the scales into skin, then into feathers again.... h0llyhart lol pnjaban Wonder what it tasted like bbq'd. pnjaban That would be so cool!

They were gay. Explains their extinction. Hey there who you calling a monster, monster? Danny DeVito sized human.

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...

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