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Seriemas
Temporal range: 16–0Ma
Middle MioceneHolocene
Cariama cristata.jpg
Red-legged seriema (Cariama cristata)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cariamiformes
Superfamily: Cariamoidea
Bonaparte, 1853
Family: Cariamidae
Bonaparte, 1853
Familiies

Cariamidae
†Ameghinornithidae
†Bathornithidae
Elaphrocnemus
†Idiornithidae
Phorusrhacidae
?†Qianshanornithidae
†Salmilidae

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Ranges of red-legged (red) and black-legged (black) seriemas

Cariamiformes is a group of birds. Therre's one existing family, the Seriemas. It contains two genera, with one species each. The Seriemas occur in the open landscapes of South America. They are runnng birds who can still fly. Both are species are carnivores.

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