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Named By: Alexander Wetmore in 1927
Time Period: Chadronian
Location: USA, Colorado - Chadron Formation
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains and conflicting opinions. If similar in size to a modern day black vulture (Coragyps atratus), then the wingspan would be approximately 1.5 meters across, if a third larger like others have suggested then the wingspan would approach 2 meters across
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Lower right of a Tibiotarsus (one of the leg bones)
Classification: | Chordata | Aves | Cathartiformes | Cathartidae |

Phasmagyps, is an extinct genus of New World vulture in the family Cathartidae, known from one Oligocene fossil found in Colorado. The genus contains a single described species, Phasmagyps patritus which is possibly the oldest New World vulture known, though its placement in the Cathartidae family has been questioned.

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