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Fossil bones of human-sized penguin found on New Zealand beach

Together with a team from New Zealand, Senckenberg scientist Dr. Gerald Mayr described a hitherto unknown Fossil giant Penguin species. The excavated bones indicate that the penguin stood over 1.7 meters tall in life and reached a body weight of approx. 100 kilograms. In their study, published today in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the researchers show that throughout geological history, “gigantism” was not a rare...

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