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meaning: "Near nature bird"
Named By: Alvarenga in 1982
Time Period: Late Oligocene - Early Miocene
Location: Brazil
Size: 2 meters high, 20 centmetre long skull
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Well-known specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Aves | Cariamae | Phorusrhacidae | Brontornithinae |

Paraphysornis is an extinct genus of giant flightless predatory birds of the family Phorusrhacidae or "terror birds" within the subfamily Brontornithinae that lived in Brazil. Its length was about 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) and the skull had a length of 60 centimetres (24 in). The only known species is Paraphysornis brasiliensis. It lived 23 million years ago.

Read more about Paraphysornis at Wikipedia
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