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†family Phorusrhacidae Ameghino 1899 (terror bird)

Aves - Cariamae

Alternative spelling: Phororhacidae

Synonyms: Darwinornithidae Moreno and Mercerat 1891, Devincenziidae Kraglievich 1932, Mesembriorniidae Kraglievich 1932, Phororhacosidae Ameghino 1889

Parent taxon: Cariamae according to J. Cracraft 1968

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

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

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore