Discovered the largest parrot in the world

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That existed.



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The fossil remains of what has become the largest parrot discovered to date were discovered.



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It measured almost a meter high and weighed 7 kilos and lived 19 million years ago in New Zealand, that is not long ago, if we consider for example that dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.



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The extinct species has been baptized with the name of Heracles inexpectatus, in allusion to the hero god of Greek mythology, of extraordinary strength, and inexpectatus because of the unexpectedness of its discovery, for its size and strength this gigantic bird was on the cusp of the food chain, so it could have developed a very varied diet that went beyond fruits, however, 20 million years ago there were no large mammals in New Zealand, so heracles probably fed mainly on plants and small insects,