Ancient crested penguin constrains timing of recruitment into seabird hotspot

Daniel Thomas, Alan Tennyson, R. Paul Scofield, Tracy Heath, Walker Pett & Daniel Ksepka
New Zealand is a globally significant hotspot for seabird diversity, but the sparse fossil record for most seabird lineages has impeded our understanding of how and when this hotspot developed. Here, we describe multiple exceptionally well-preserved specimens of a new species of penguin from tightly dated (3.36–3.06 Ma) Pliocene deposits in New Zealand. Bayesian and parsimony analyses place Eudyptes atatu sp. nov. as the sister species to all extant and recently extinct members of the...
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