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Temporal range: Early Pliocene-Early Pleistocene (Hemphillian-Blancan)
~5–1.8 Ma
Skeleton in a kicking pose.
Reconstructed skeleton, Florida Museum of Natural History
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cariamiformes
Family: Phorusrhacidae
Subfamily: Phorusrhacinae
Genus: Titanis
Brodkorb, 1963
Type species
Titanis walleri
Brodkorb, 1963

Titanis was a prehistoric flightless bird. Its name means 'giant'. Titanis was a genus of terror birds (the Phorusrhacidae). They were dominant land carnivores in South America through much of the Cainozoic.