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Temporal range: Late Miocene-Early Pliocene (Huayquerian-Montehermosan)
6.8–4 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cariamiformes
Family: Phorusrhacidae
Genus: Procariama
Rovereto 1914
Species: P. simplex
Binomial name
Procariama simplex
Rovereto 1914

Procariama is an extinct monotypic genus of giant flightless predatory birds, reaching about 70 centimetres (2.3 ft) in height and 10 kilograms (22 lb) in body mass,[1] in the family Phorusrhacidae or "terror birds" which lived in Argentina.[2] Fossils have been found in the Cerro Azul and Andalhuala Formations.[3]


  1. ^ Alvarenga & Höfling, 2003, p.59
  2. ^ Procariama
  3. ^ Vezzosi, 2012, p.159


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