Psilopterus Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

Synonyms: Pelecyornis Ameghino 1891, Staphylornis Mercerat 1897

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

Parent taxon: Psilopterinae according to H. M. F. Alvarenga and E. Holfing 2003

See also Ameghino 1894, Bertelli et al. 2007, Carroll 1988, Gould and Quitmyer 2005, Lambrecht 1933, Mercerat 1897, Moreno and Mercerat 1891 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxa: Paleopsilopterus, Procariama

Subtaxa: Pelecyornis minutus Pelecyornis pueyrredonensis Pelecyornis tenuirostris Psilopterus affinis Psilopterus bachmanni Psilopterus colzecus Psilopterus lemoinei Staphylornis erithaeus Staphylornis princeps

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Miocene of Argentina (8 collections)

Total: 8 collections including 11 occurrences

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