Fossil from prehistoric penguin as tall as humans
Scientists have unveiled details about a fossil of possibly the tallest ever penguin.
One of two new fossilised species, Kairuku grebneffi, found by New Zealand, may have been almost five feet (1.3m) tall - the height of some humans. Almost intact skeletons of Kairuku grebneffi and Kairuku waitaki were discovered at least 20 years ago, but have been studied by a team of scientists and a report written by lead author Daniel Ksepka, from North Carolina State University, America.
He says, «It is thrilling to see a completely new type of penguin turning up in the fossil record. Kairuku joins a cadre of extinct forms including the 'proto-penguin' Waimanu, spear-billed penguins, and tiny divers.»
Линукс тут при том.