Nearly perfect remains of Cenozoic ‘Terror Bird’ found

April 11, 2015 1:26 AM

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Researchers get their best look yet at one of the fiercest birds in history.

Phorusracids, or “terror birds” were three to 10 foot tall, flightless, predatory birds that struck fear into the hearts of small animals in South America during the Cenozoic Age. Now the most perfectly preserved specimen of a terror bird found to date has introduced scientists to a new species and ...

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