National Geographic again, this time saying from the site of LCA2006 that — based on local fossil evidence — penguins arose before the dinosaurs extincted:
The oldest penguin fossils yet found suggest that at least some ancestors of modern birds survived the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs.
Heh, pretty much like the way the computer universe at large seems to be headed. Here is the LCA2006 link:
Ewan Fordyce, a paleontologist at the University of Otago in Dunedin, helped analyze the fossils.