Ancient penguin was 5 feet tall

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 18:14 in Paleontology & Archaeology

His 'tuxedo' may have been reddish-brown and gray, say researchers who found the fossilized remains in Peru.The first thing the graduate student saw was a set of foot bones at the surface of an excavation site in Peru. He turned over a rock and noticed a pattern of scales. This hinted that the large fossil might still have soft tissue intact, a rarity.

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