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.


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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