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Argentine fossil points to largest ever bird

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news icon rA curious teenager in Argentina has discovered the fossil skull of the biggest bird ever found — a swift, flightless predator 10 feet tall that pursued its prey across the steppes of Patagonia 15 million years ago, researchers at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County announced Wednesday.

The skull, tapering to a cruel beak curved like a brush hook, belongs to a previously unknown offshoot of extinct birds known as phorusrhacids — "terror birds.

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sourpatchkid

thats cool. but i bet it still had those creepy vacant bird eyes. birds are creepy.

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Ravinar

they should name this thing after the boy who found it. it is his discovery after all ;)

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Eu_citzen

wow...

don't like to have such a beast as my pet :rolleyes:

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