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Phororhacos, a Patagonian Giant of the Miocene

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Phororhacos, a Patagonian Giant of the Miocene
From a Drawing by Charles R. Knight

Most recent in point of discovery, but oldest in point of time, are the giant birds from Patagonia, which are burdened with the name of Phororhacidæ, a name that originated in an error, although the error may well be excused. The first fragment of one of these great birds to come to light was a portion of the lower jaw, and this was so massive, so un-bird-like, [149]that the finder dubbed it Phororhacos, and so it must remain.

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Animals of the Past
By Frederic A. Lucas
Published in 1901
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