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Waimanu manneringi, extinct penguin, illustration. Waimanu manneringi is the oldest known fossil penguin species. It lived the Middle Paleocene about 60 million years ago, several million years after the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) mass extinction which killed the dinosaurs. It grew to up to a metre in height, and lived in what is now New Zealand, parts of which were below sea level during this period.
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