Journal of Ornithology

, Volume 148, Issue 1, pp 25–28

The fossil family Ameghinornithidae (Mourer-Chauviré 1981): a short synopsis

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10336-006-0095-z

Cite this article as:
Peters, D.S. J Ornithol (2007) 148: 25. doi:10.1007/s10336-006-0095-z


A short synopsis of the taxa included in Ameghinornithidae is presented. The rather poor fossil record suggests that these birds were (nearly?) flightless, similar to small phorusrhacids.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sektion für OrnithologieForschungsinstitut SenckenbergFrankfurt am MainGermany