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Rhea fossilis Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (rhea)

Reptilia - Ornithurae - Rheidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 146079

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

Belongs to Rhea according to F. P. Moreno and A. Mercerat 1891

Sister taxa: Rhea americana, Rhea nana, Rhea pampeana, Rhea pennata, Rhea subpampeana, Rhea tarapacensis

Type specimen: Museo de La Plata. Its type locality is Mar del Plata, which is in a Neogene terrestrial horizon in Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore