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Scientist in New Zealand claim to have discovered what they are calling, the fossils of “monster penguins,” that apparently roamed the world 60 million years ago.
The discovery of the fossilized bones of a giant penguin was announced Wednesday. Scientists believe they were as tall as humans – potentially more than 5- feet tall – and weighed more than 170 pounds, according to the Associated Press.
According to the report:
They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood about 1.6 meters (5 feet 2 inches) tall and weighed up to 80 kilograms (176 pounds). It’s believed to have been one of several species of giant penguins that thrived soon after dinosaurs died out.
Oceans - Picking - Lack - Predators - Paul
“The oceans were ripe for the picking with the lack of mega predators,” Paul Scofield, a co-author of a paper called, ” “Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology” said. “It looks like what was going on was that...
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