This artist’s reconstruction of two early Palaeeudyptes-like penguins shows tall birds with longer bills than modern penguins. It is based on fossils from 26 to 28 million years ago. Palaeeudyptes means ‘ancient winged diver’. In the centre is a dolphin from the same period.
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Geology Museum, University of Otago
Artwork by Chris Gaskin
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