Devincenzia is an extinct genus of giant flightless predatory birds in the family Phorusrhacidae or "terror birds" that lived during the Early Miocene (Deseadan) Fray Bentos Formation of Uruguay and Late Miocene (Huayquerian) Ituzaingó Formation to Early Pliocene (Montehermosan) of Argentina. The type species D. pozzi was formerly known as Onactornis pozzi. A second species D. gallinali has been described.[1] It stood about 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) tall.

Devincenzia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cariamiformes
Family: Phorusrhacidae
Subfamily: Phorusrhacinae
Genus: Devincenzia
Kraglievich 1932
Type species
Devincenzia pozzi
Kraglievich 1932
Species
  • D. gallinali
  • D. pozzi
Synonyms
  • Onactornis Cabrera 1939

EtymologyEdit

The genus is named after Garibaldi Devincenzi.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Devincenzia at Fossilworks.org
  2. ^ Klappenbach & Phillippi, 1986, p.4

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