Journal of Ornithology

, Volume 148, Issue 1, pp 25–28 | Cite as

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

Original Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ameghinornithidae Aenigmavis Ameghinornis Strigogyps Palaeogene 

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© Dt. Ornithologen-Gesellschaft e.V. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sektion für OrnithologieForschungsinstitut SenckenbergFrankfurt am MainGermany

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