†subfamily Brontornithinae Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (terror bird)

Aves - Gruiformes - 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, Mourer-Chauviré 1981 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Ameghinia Callornis Paraphysornis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Brazil (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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