Wednesday, March 6, 2013

[PaleoOrnithology] Reconstructions of some phorusrhacids | terror birds (Family Phorusrhacidae)

Reconstructions of some phorusrhacids compared to the extant Cariama. (A) Cariama cristata; (B) Mesembriornis milneedwardsi; (C) Psilopterus bachmanni; (D) Andalgalornis steuletti; (E) Phorusrhacus longissimus; (F) Paraphysornis brasiliensis; and (G) Brontornis burmeiteri. A man’s silhouette (1.75 m) is used as scale. (Drawing by Eduardo Brettas.)

From: ‘Living dinosaurs : the evolutionary history of modern birds’
edited by Gareth Dyke and Gary Kaiser.

Gareth Dyke & Gary Kaiser, 2011. Living Dinosaurs: the Evolutionary History of Modern Birds. John Wiley & Sons (Chichester, UK), pp. 422. ISBN 978-0-4706-5666-2. Hardback, index, refs.

Dyke & Kaiser’s Living Dinosaurs: the Evolutionary History of Modern Birds | Tetrapod Zoology, Scientific American Blog Network 

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