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†family Brontornithidae Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (bird)

Aves - Cariamae

Alternative spelling: Brontornithinae

Parent taxon: Cariamae according to J. Cracraft 1968

Sister taxa: Cariamides, Cunampaiidae, Gradiornis, Idiornithidae, Itaboravis, Otides, Palaeociconiidae, Phorusrhacidae, Lavocatavis

Subtaxa: Brontornis, Paraphysornis, Physornis

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Type: Brontornis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore