- 絶滅した（後出 die out は絶滅する）
- Paleocene Epoch
Giant penguin bones found in NZ: scientists
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Scientists in New Zealand said on Aug. 14 they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.
They said the new species is believed to have stood about 1.6 meters tall and weighed up to 80 kilograms. It's believed to have been one of several species of giant penguins that thrived soon after dinosaurs died out.
Paul Scofield, one of the researchers and senior curator at the Canterbury Museum, said the discovery is significant because the species is similar to another giant penguin found in Antarctica in 2000 and helps show a connection between the two regions during the Paleocene Epoch.