Giant "terror bird" fossil discovered in South America

by Gene on Oct. 27th, 2006

A teenager in Argentina recently found the largest fossil bird ever discovered. The extinct, flightless bird, which has not yet been named, stood 10 feet tall and may have weighed as much as 400 pounds! Its skull sports a hooked beak, and is large enough to have eaten animals as large as dogs or sheep. Fortunately, it went extinct three to four million years ago.

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