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Re: If the asteroid had missed...
On 3/15/07, David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
John Bois wrote:
> Yet, terror birds staged a large carnivorous come back in SA
> And why did it ultimately fail?
Good question. When did it fail? Aren't there Pleistocene phorusracids in
Arguably it hasn't quite failed yet. Being (primarily) terrestrial and
carnivorous is plesiomorphic for phorusrachids--those conditions are
common to other _Cariamae_ as well, including extant seriemas.
(Although you could quibble over whether seriemas are "large".)