March of the Fossil Penguins

Fossil penguin discoveries and research

New Kairuku Page at University of Otago

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Dr. Ewan Fordyce, discoverer of the Kairuku waitaki and Kairuku grebneffi holotypes and my co-author on the recent paper in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, has just added a new page with more details about the fossils and on general New Zealand Paleontology. There are additional pages on Waimanu penguins, fossil whales, sharks, reptiles and more.

Take a look:

Dr. Ewan Fordyce with a composite skeleton of the giant Kairuku penguin, Geology Museum, University of Otago. Click to visit the Otago paleontology site.


Written by Dan Ksepka

March 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. It is very interesting to read about how these fossils were first discovered, and how scientists from many different countries all worked on them together. Learning about Dr. Fordyce’s early work with the Kairuku penguins is fascinating. Thank you for bringing this article to my attention!


    March 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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