†subfamily Teratornithinae Miller 1909 (teratorn)

Aves - Cathartiformes - Cathartidae

Alternative spelling: Teratornithidae

Parent taxon: Cathartidae according to D. Amadon 1977

See also Carroll 1988, Lambrecht 1933 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxa: Catharista, Cathartes, Cathartidarum, Cathartinae, Coragyps, Gymnogyps, Kuntur, Palaeogyps, Phasmagyps, Plesiocathartes, Pliogyps, Sarcoramphus, Tapinopus, Vultur, Diatopornis, Dryornis, Geronogyps, Aizengyps, Perugyps, Diatropornis, Hadrogyps, Breagyps, Wingegyps

Subtaxa: Aiolornis Argentavis Cathartornis Taubatornis Teratornis

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (9: California, Florida, Utah collections)

• Miocene of Argentina (3)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Brazil (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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