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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scientific teamwork revealed new penguin’s colors

Worldwide collaboration discovers, elucidates ancient species found in Peru

Prof. Julia Clarke, paleontologist studying the origin and evolution of birds and related dinosaurs..

Prof. Julia Clarke, paleontologist studying the origin and evolution of birds and related dinosaurs..

The discovery process started with the eagle eye of a young fossil hunter in the Peruvian desert, continued with the meticulous work of fossil experts from Texas, Peru and North Carolina in a Lima laboratory and incorporated techniques recently developed in Connecticut and Ohio.

The result was the identification of a new species of giant penguin from 36 million years
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