New species said to have been four times heavier than emperor penguin

A giant penguin that stood as tall as a person has been identified from fossil leg bones discovered by an amateur palaeontologist on New Zealand’s South Island.

At 1.6 metres and 80kg (12st), the new species, Crossvallia waiparensis, was four times heavier and 40cm taller than the emperor penguin, the largest living penguin.

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