†subfamily Psilopterinae Dolgopol de Saez 1927 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

Alternative spelling: Psilopteridae

Synonyms: Pelecyornidae Ameghino 1891, Pelecyorninae Ameghino 1891

Parent taxon: Phorusrhacidae according to D. Angst et al. 2013

See also Acosta Hospitaleche and Tambussi 2005, Alvarenga and Holfing 2003, Bertelli et al. 2007, Cracraft 1968, Gould and Quitmyer 2005 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Paleopsilopterus Procariama Psilopterus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (11 collections)

• Eocene of Argentina (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

Total: 13 collections including 16 occurrences

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