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†family Phorusrhacidae Ameghino 1889 (terror bird)

Reptilia - Gruiformes

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)

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1889. Contribución al conocimiento de los mamíferos fósiles de la República Argentina [Contribution to the knowledge of the fossil mammals of the Argentine Republic]. Actas de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de la República Argentina en Córdoba 6:xxxii-1027

Parent taxon: Cariamae according to D. Angst et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Cariamides, Gradiornis, Idiornithidae, Itaboravis, Otides, Palaeociconiidae, Phororhacoidea, Phororhacosidae

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore