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The last terror birds

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Date: 2018-01-12 17:11:29
Blog: Letters from Gondwana
URL: https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/the-last-terror-birds/

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In 1887, Florentino Ameghino, the “father of Argentinian Palaeontology”, described a large, toothless jaw from the Miocene of the Province of Santa Cruz, naming it Phorusrhacos longissimus and assigning it to a new family of edentulous mammal. He used this finding as a critical evidence for his contention that modern mammalian lineages originated in Argentina […]

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