Patagornis Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

Synonyms: Morenomerceraria Lambrecht 1933, Tolmodus Ameghino 1891, Tomodus Ameghino 1891

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: Patagornithinae according to H. M. F. Alvarenga and E. Holfing 2003

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

Sister taxa: Andalgalornis, Andrewsornis

Subtaxa: Patagornis marshi Tolmodus inflatus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections including 3 occurrences

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