Mesembriornis Moreno 1889 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

Synonyms: Hermosiornis Rovereto, 1914, Palaeociconia Moreno 1889, Prociconia Ameghino 1889, Prophororhacos

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

See also Ameghino 1894, Bertelli et al. 2007, Gould and Quitmyer 2005, Lambrecht 1933, Moreno and Mercerat 1891, Wetmore 1960 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Hermosiornis australis Mesembriornis incertus Mesembriornis milneedwardsi Palaeociconia lydekkeri

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Argentina (2 collections)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (2)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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