The discovery of Crossvallia waiparensis adds to the list of gigantic, but extinct, New Zealand birds. Photo: EPA-EFE

Giant penguin fossil as tall as a human found in New Zealand

  • At 1.6m tall and 80kg, the Crossvallia waiparensis was four times heavier and 40cm taller than the emperor penguin, the largest living penguin
  • Enormous penguins are believed to have rapidly evolved in the Palaeocene epoch, between 66 and 56 million years ago
Topic |   Archaeology

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The discovery of Crossvallia waiparensis adds to the list of gigantic, but extinct, New Zealand birds. Photo: EPA-EFE
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