Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "Patagonian bird"
Named By: Moreno and MerceratFrancisco P. Moreno & Alcides Mercerat in 1891
Time Period: Middle Miocene
Location: Argentina, Santa Cruz Province
Size: Up to 1.7 meters high
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Fossils to identify one species
Classification: | Chordata | Aves | Cariamae | Phorusrhacidae | Patagornithinae |

Patagornis is a genus of extinct, giant, flightless, predatory birds of the family Phorusrhacidae. Known as "terror birds", these lived in what is now Argentina during the early and middle Miocene; the Santa Cruz Formation in Patagonia contains numerous specimens.

Read more about Patagornis at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra