Cariamiformes

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Seriemas
Temporal range: 16–0 Ma Middle MioceneHolocene
Cariama cristata.jpg
Red-legged seriema (Cariama cristata)
Scientific classification e
Unrecognized taxon (fix): Cariamidae
Familiies

Cariamidae
Ameghinornithidae[1]
Bathornithidae
Elaphrocnemus[2]
Idiornithidae
Phorusrhacidae
?†Qianshanornithidae
Salmilidae

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Ranges of red-legged (red) and black-legged (black) seriemas

Cariamiformes is a group of birds. Therre's one existing family, the Seriemas. It contains two genera, with one species each. The Seriemas occur in the open landscapes of South America. They are runnng birds who can still fly. Both are species are carnivores.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mayr, G. 2005. "Old World phorusrhacids" (Aves, Phorusrhacidae): a new look at Strigogyps ("Aenigmavis") sapea (Peters 1987). PaleoBios
  2. Alvarenga, H., Chiappe, L. & Bertelli, S. 2011. Phorusrhacids: the terror birds. In Dyke, G. & Kaiser, G. (eds) Living Dinosaurs: the Evolutionary History of Modern Birds. John Wiley & Sons (Chichester, UK), pp. 187-208.