|Named By:||Alexander Wetmore in 1927|
|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|
|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.