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Patagornis Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (terror bird)

Reptilia - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53561

Synonyms: Morenomerceraria Lambrecht 1933 (no. 181157), Tolmodus Ameghino 1891 (no. 181156), Tomodus Ameghino 1891 (no. 39472)

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

Sister taxa: Andalgalornis, Andrewsornis

Subtaxa: Patagornis marshi, Tolmodus inflatus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore