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Exquisitely preserved ancient Terror Bird’s fossil uncovered in Argentina


Tens of Millions of years ago, ‘Terror Birds’ laid an empire in South America. They were believed to be as big as 10 feet tall. They became extinct 2.5 million years ago. The new species of terror chook has been confirmed as Llallawavis scagliai. This new discovery is quite important to the paleontologists and they are looking to take a deep look into the matter.terror-bird

It is important to note that in the year 2010, more than ninety percent of the bird’s fossilized skeleton was dug out in northeastern Argentina. According to the reports, it is a very complete chicken specimen that has ever been found. Dr. Lawrence Witmer, a paleontologist at Ohio University stated, “It’s exceptional to come across these types of a complete fossil of nearly anything, enable by yourself a chicken, this is a really interesting come across.”

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Llallawavis scagliai is believed to have possibly lived around 3.5 million years ago. The height of these species is thought to be 4 feet and the weight forty lbs.

A researcher at the Centre for Investigate in Earth Sciences in Argentina and the chief of the crew that found out the new species added, “The discovery of this species reveal that terror birds were being far more assorted in the Pliocene than earlier considered, Dr. Federico Degrange, a researcher at the Centre for Investigate in Earth Sciences in Argentina and the chief of the crew that determined the new species, reported in a composed statement.

It will make it possible for us to evaluate the hypothesis about the decrease and extinction of this intriguing group of birds.

The scientists are of a great belief that the analysis would help them research about the eyesight of the bird apart from its other senses. The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology also posted an article with conclusions over the internet on March 20.

We hope that the new finding will help Paleontologists to look deeper into the anatomy of the bird specimen.

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