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†family Phorusrhacidae Ameghino 1899 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39461

Alternative spelling: Phororhacidae

Synonyms: Darwinornithidae Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (no. 146064), Devincenziidae Kraglievich 1932 (no. 181138), Mesembriorniidae Kraglievich 1932 (no. 181140), Phororhacosidae Ameghino 1889 (no. 181137)

Parent taxon: Cariamae according to J. Cracraft 1968

Sister taxa: Brontornithidae, Cariamides, Cunampaiidae, Gradiornis, Idiornithidae, Itaboravis, Otides, Palaeociconiidae, Phororhacoidea

Subtaxa: Ameghinornis, Kelenken, Mesembriornithinae, Patagornithinae, Phorusrhacinae, Psilopterinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore