Psilopterus bachmanni Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

Alternative combination: Patagornis bachmanni

Synonyms: Pelecyornis communis Moreno and Mercerat 1891, Pelecyornis intermedius Moreno and Mercerat 1891, Phororhacos delicatus Amegino 1891, Psilopterus communis Moreno and Mercerat 1891, Psilopterus intermedius Moreno and Mercerat 1891

Full reference: F. P. Moreno and A. Mercerat. 1891. Catalogue des Oiseaux Fossiles de la Republique Argentine conserves au Musee de la Plata. Anales del Museo de la Plata 1:1-71

Belongs to Psilopterus according to S. Bertelli et al. 2007

See also Alvarenga and Holfing 2003, Gould and Quitmyer 2005, Lambrecht 1933 and Moreno and Mercerat 1891

Sister taxa: Psilopterus affinis, Psilopterus colzecus, Psilopterus lemoinei, Staphylornis princeps, Staphylornis erithaeus, Pelecyornis tenuirostris, Pelecyornis pueyrredonensis, Pelecyornis minutus

Type specimens:

  • Psilopterus bachmanni: Museo de La Plata, a limb element (tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Santa Cruz Formation, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.
  • Phororhacos delicatus:
  • Psilopterus communis: Museo de La Plata, a limb element. Its type locality is Santa Cruz Formation, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.
  • Psilopterus intermedius: Museo de La Plata. Its type locality is Santa Cruz Formation, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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