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Terror birds; not an animal topic
Topic Started: Sep 26 2008, 12:49 PM (701 Views)
JohnFaa
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This is actually not a topic about and animal specie(s), but an idea I got to organise things.

This is a list of all flightless/almost flightless predatory birds designed so far. There are included in categories for each continent, plus a category for rejected species.

South America

Giant Urubu

Eurasia

Beefeater Raven

Oceania

Africa

Antartica

North America


Rejected
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leptonosoma
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I've got a few to add to this list. But their existance goes beyond 15 MY.

From Africa: Ambulaquila, Pseudostruthio.
From South America: Arpazornis, Diploacurostris, Laimarga, Trechocygnus.
From North America: Arpazornis, Trechocygnus, Lipoptes.
From the South Pacific (possibly Australia too): Apteropsittus.
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Hmmm...i'm working on a predatory vulture, the Tezcatlipoca Vulture, that inhabits most of Mexico and the North American deserts.
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Quote:
 
I've got a few to add to this list. But their existance goes beyond 15 MY.

From Africa: Ambulaquila, Pseudostruthio.
From South America: Arpazornis, Diploacurostris, Laimarga, Trechocygnus.
From North America: Arpazornis, Trechocygnus, Lipoptes.
From the South Pacific (possibly Australia too): Apteropsittus.


Those are birds from your project...

Plus, this is a list of large, predatory flightless/almost flightless birds, and giant swans, ratites and flightless parrots don't fit in that description
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JohnFaa
Sep 27 2008, 02:56 AM
Quote:
 
I've got a few to add to this list. But their existance goes beyond 15 MY.

From Africa: Ambulaquila, Pseudostruthio.
From South America: Arpazornis, Diploacurostris, Laimarga, Trechocygnus.
From North America: Arpazornis, Trechocygnus, Lipoptes.
From the South Pacific (possibly Australia too): Apteropsittus.


Those are birds from your project...

Plus, this is a list of large, predatory flightless/almost flightless birds, and giant swans, ratites and flightless parrots don't fit in that description
I thought that's what you wanted? A few of those are predatory.
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Not all though...
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I think there are key species from which flightless terror birds could re-evolve:

North America: vultures
South America: caracaras and seriemas
Africa: secretary bird
Eurasia: likely not many but if you can convince me, I may allow the possibility
Pacific/Atlantic Islands: owls, hawks, just about any raptor from nowadays
Australasia: mammalian and reptilian predators will likely retain dominance
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SIngemeister
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Hive Tyrant of the Essee Swarm

In Eurasia-Corvids and some Raptors
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