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Phorusrhacus cast skull

Description: 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.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Geography: South America
Subjects: Birds
Animals, Fossil
South America -- History
Paleontology -- Tertiary

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