†subfamily Phorusrhacinae Ameghino 1899 (terror bird)

Aves - Gruiformes - Phorusrhacidae

Parent taxon: Phorusrhacidae according to S. Bertelli et al. 2007

See also Alvarenga and Holfing 2003, Gould and Quitmyer 2005 and Mourer-Chauviré 1981

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Phorusrhacos Titanis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Florida collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Texas)

• Miocene of Argentina (12), Brazil (1)

• Deseadan of Argentina (1)

Total: 19 collections including 28 occurrences

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