Researchers from the Center for Research in Earth Sciences and the National University of Cordoba in Argentina claimed that they had discovered a new species of terror bird that has up to 3 meters high in Argentina as evidenced by the discovery of 3.5 million-year-old fossils in Argentina. According to them, this fossil is the most complete terror bird fossils ever found for preservation can last up to 90%. This discovery revolutionized the understanding of the terror bird more than ever before.
The researchers have named the new species Llallawavis scagliai. ‘Llallawa’ means magnificent in Quechua. It is the language that is native to the people of the central Andes. Also ‘avis’ means bird in Latin. The species name honors the famed Argentine naturalist Galileo Juan Scaglia.