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Phorusrhacos Ameghino 1887 (terror bird)

Reptilia - Gruiformes - Phorusrhacidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39467

Alternative spelling: Phororhacos

Synonyms: Callornis Ameghino 1894 (no. 53594), Darwinornis Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (no. 53563), Dryornis Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (no. 53562), Eucallornis Ameghino 1901 (no. 181146), Owenornis Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (no. 53564), Stephanornis Mercerat 1893 (no. 53565), Stereornis Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (no. 53560), Titanornis Mercerat 1893 (no. 39471)

Parent taxon: Phorusrhacinae according to H. M. F. Alvarenga and E. Holfing 2003

Sister taxa: Devincenzia, Titanis

Subtaxa: Dryornis pampeanus, Phororhacos deautieri, Phororhacos pozzi, Phororhacos steulleti, Phorusrhacos longissimus

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Type: Phororhacos longissimus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore