Paleopsilopterus

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Paleopsilopterus
Temporal range: Middle Paleocene
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cariamiformes
Family: Phorusrhacidae
Genus: Paleopsilopterus
Species: P. itaboraiensis
Binomial name
Paleopsilopterus itaboraiensis

Paleopsilopterus is an extinct genus of giant flightless predatory birds of the subfamily Psilopterinae of the family Phorusrhacidae, or "terror birds". It lived 60 million years ago in Brazil during the middle Paleocene. The only known species is Paleopsilopterus itaboraiensis.

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