SIZE AND LOCOMOTION IN TERATORNS (AVES: TERATORNITHIDAE)

@inproceedings{Campbell1983SIZEAL,
  title={SIZE AND LOCOMOTION IN TERATORNS (AVES: TERATORNITHIDAE)},
  author={Kenneth E. Campbell and Eduardo Pedro Tonni},
  year={1983}
}
The extinct family Teratornithidae contains the world's largest known flying birds. A new method of determining body weights of extinct birds, based on the size of their tibiotarsi, facilitates the estimation of the wing dimensions of these giant birds. An analysis of the bones of the teratorn wing shows that they closely resemble those of condors, suggesting that teratorns flew in a manner similar to these large New World vultures. The bones of the pelvic girdle and hindlimbs indicate that… CONTINUE READING

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