Andrewsornis

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Andrewsornis
Temporal range: Oligocene-Early Miocene (Deseadan)
~29.0–21.0 Ma
Andrewsornis skull holotype.jpg
A sketch of the holotype specimen's skull.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cariamiformes
Family: Phorusrhacidae
Genus: Andrewsornis
Species: A. abbotti
Binomial name
Andrewsornis abbotti
Patterson 1941

Andrewsornis is an extinct genus of giant flightless predatory birds of the family Phorusrhacidae or "terror birds" that lived in Argentina. Fossils have been found in the Agua de la Piedra Formation.[1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Andrewsornis at Fossilworks.org