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Temporal range: Early to Late Pliocene
Reconstruction of Titanis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Phorusrhacidae
Genus: ''Titanis''
Brodkorb, 1963
Species: ''T. walleri''
Binomial name
Titanis walleri
Brodkorb, 1963

Titanis was a prehistoric flightless bird. Its name means 'giant'. Titanus was a genus of terror birds (the Phorusrhacidae). They were dominant land carnivores in South America through much of the Cainozoic.

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