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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Fossil of "Terror Bird" found in So. America

After the dinasaurs went extinct, a huge meat-eating and ferrocious "Terror Bird" lived in So America and a fossil of this big predator has recently been found. This bird was over 10 foot tall!! This photo is from NPR and is copywrited by Stephanie Abramowicz © 2006

"All Things Considered, October 25, 2006 · Scientists have d
Add Imageiscovered a skull belonging to a hook-beaked bird that ruled the grasslands of South America. Scientists are calling the bird a "terror bird." Read more about this amazing discovery that was featured on NPR's All Things Considered.

Though these birds may not have been found in SE Colo, they were discovered on grasslands so maybe they had some cousins in this area. And guess what, there have been discoveries of a related "terror bird" in Texas and Florida. Read more about this here.


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