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Kelenken guillermoi Bertelli et al. 2007 (terror bird)

Reptilia - Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105906

Full reference: S. Bertelli, L. M. Chiappe, and C. Tambussi. 2007. A new phorusrhacid (Aves: Cariamae) from the Middle Miocene of Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(2):409-419

Belongs to Kelenken according to S. Bertelli et al. 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BAR 3877-11, a partial skeleton (nearly complete skull, left tarsometatarsus, proximal portion of a pedal phalanx, and indeterminate fragments). Its type locality is Comallo, which is in a Colloncuran terrestrial tuff in the Collón Curá Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore