Wednesday, December 05, 2012

2 Meter Tall Uber Penguin Fossils Found in Antarctica

Fossils of a two-metre tall penguin that lived in Antarctica 34 million years ago have been discovered by Argentine palaeontologists.

Palaeontologists with the Natural Sciences Museum of La Plata province, where the capital Buenos Aires is located, said the remains were found on the icy southern continent.

"This is the largest penguin known to date in terms of height and body mass," said researcher Carolina Acosta, who noted that the record had been held by emperor penguins, which reach heights of 1.2 metres tall.


This is from Nov 22, but somehow I just became aware of it.

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