Topic: Fossil penguin

Fossilized Giant Penguin Reveals Unusual Colors, Sheds Light on Bird Evolution

Sept. 30, 2010

Paleontologists have unearthed the first extinct penguin with preserved evidence of scales and feathers. The 36-million-year-old fossil from Peru shows the new giant penguin's feathers were reddish brown and grey, distinct from the black tuxedoed look of living penguins.

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