†subfamily Mesembriornithinae (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

Synonyms: Hermosiornidae Rovereto 1914, Hermosiorninae Rovereto 1914, Prophororhacidae, Prophororhacinae

Parent taxon: Phorusrhacidae according to H. M. F. Alvarenga and E. Holfing 2003

See also Bertelli et al. 2007, Cracraft 1968, Gould and Quitmyer 2005 and Lambrecht 1933

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Mesembriornis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Argentina (3 collections)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (2)

Total: 5 collections including 6 occurrences

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