Prehistoric bird

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Prehistoric birds are considered any species of the Aves, and some possible close relatives of more uncertain status, that have become extinct before being recorded by modern sources.

They are known from fossil and subfossil remains only, and in a few cases may be remembered in folk memory. Such birds are here presented in 2 articles, separated according to the rough date of extinction and the possibility of human influence in their extinction:


  1. ^ Ksepka, Daniel T. (7 July 2014). "Flight performance of the largest volant bird". PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1320297111. Retrieved 8 July 2014.