Cariamiformes

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Cariamiformes
Temporal range: 53–0 Ma Early EoceneHolocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Australaves
Order: Cariamiformes
Fürbringer, 1888
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. There's one existing family, the seriemas. It contains two genera, with one species each. The seriemas live in the open landscapes of South America. They are running birds who can still fly. Both 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.