Psilopterus colzecus Tonni and Tambussi 1988 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

Belongs to Psilopterus according to H. M. F. Alvarenga and E. Holfing 2003

See also Bertelli et al. 2007 and Gould and Quitmyer 2005

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

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Arroyo Chasicó (Miocene of Argentina)

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