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New Zealand 'monster penguins' had Northern Hemisphere doppelgangers, researchers say


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Monster penguins that lived in New Zealand 62 million years ago had doppelgangers in Japan, the USA and Canada, according to a new study.

For the study published Monday in the Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, scientists identified similarities between the penguins' fossilized bones and those of a group of much younger Northern Hemisphere birds, known as plotopterids.


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