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Fossil Find: Penguins the Size of NBA Players

Fossil Find: Penguins the Size of NBA Players

(NEWSER)– At 90 pounds, the emperor penguin has earned the title of World's Biggest Penguin—but it once had a relative that could have blown it out of the proverbial water. Researchers have discovered fossils of a 250-pound penguin on Antarctica's Seymour Island, Phys.orgreports. Palaeeudyptes klekowskii lived some 37 million to 40 million years ago. That period was "a wonderful time for penguins, when 10 to 14 species lived together along the Antarctic coast," a researcher tells New Scientist.

 

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