World's Oldest Penguin Fossils Suggest Birds Outlived Dinos


  • Aug 6 2010 8:50 AM

    MaryRose Lovgren

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In this National Geographic News article, read about the oldest penguin fossils yet found suggesting that at least some ancestors of modern birds survived the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs. The 58- to 62-million-year-old bones unearthed in New Zealand belong to four specimens from a previously unknown genus of ancient penguin called Waimanu. Links to other stories, photos, videos and Web sites are also found on this page.

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