†subfamily Brontornithinae Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

Alternative spelling: Brontornithidae

Parent taxon: Phorusrhacidae according to S. Bertelli et al. 2007

See also Alvarenga 1993, Alvarenga and Holfing 2003, Cracraft 1968, Gould and Quitmyer 2005, Lambrecht 1933, Moreno and Mercerat 1891 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Ameghinia Brontornis Liornis Lophiornis Paraphysornis Physornis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (4 collections)

• Deseadan of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Brazil (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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