†family Phorusrhacidae Ameghino 1889 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

Alternative spelling: Phororhacidae

Synonyms: Darwinornithidae Moreno and Mercerat 1891, Devincenziidae Kraglievich 1932, Mesembriorniidae Kraglievich 1932

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1889. Contribución al conocimiento de los mamíferos fósiles de la República Argentina [Contribution to the knowledge of the fossil mammals of the Argentine Republic]. Actas de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de la República Argentina en Córdoba 6:xxxii-1027

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

See also Alvarenga and Holfing 2003 and Moreno and Mercerat 1891

Sister taxa: Cariamides, Gradiornis, Idiornithidae, Itaboravis, Otides, Palaeociconiidae, Phororhacoidea, Phororhacosidae

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Florida collection), Uruguay (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Argentina (3), United States (2: Florida, Texas)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (19), Brazil (1)

• Deseadan of Argentina (3), Bolivia (1), Peru (1), Uruguay (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Brazil (1), Peru (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

Total: 39 collections including 60 occurrences

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