The Phorusrhacus is an extinct flightless bird often referred to as the “terror bird” because of its huge curved beak. This bird stood about 5 feet tall and was a major predator in South America during the Tertiary Period. Despite it’s oversized beak, the Phorusrhacus was lightly-built and may have moved much like a modern roadrunner.
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South America -- History
Paleontology -- Tertiary
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