Most of these fossils are found in terrestrial deposits, but near the coast ancient marine rocks preserve a wealth remains from sea-going creatures, including a diverse set of penguins.
Sediments dating to about 20 million years ago are the main penguin bearing deposits, and the most common fossils belong to in 1905 by the famous Argentine paleontologist Florentino Ameghino. Only a single bone was used to name the species, a humerus (the main bone of the flipper).
The earliest version of this image was used in a 1936 advertisement.
The latest one of which I am aware was used in connection with the 1960 election.
For more election campaign images and items, see the separate election collectibles page.
Every year, they get Valentines from people – and seem to enjoy them!
For those of you who would like to bring penguins to your holiday table, here are some adorable hors d’oeuvres made from olives, cream cheese, carrot slices, and red pepper for the jaunty bow ties.
Thanks to Once Upon A Plate for the recipe, and to my mother-in-law for the snacks and photo!
Notice the tobacco leaves and the cigarette cartons.
The largest mass produced item of which I am aware is this colorful stiff cardboard counter-top standee, which is roughly the size of a one-sheet movie poster (27" x 41").