3D scan of a Terror-bird model from the species Paraphysornis brasiliensis. Members of the Phorusrhacidae family are commonly known under the term “Terror-birds”. Species of these apex predators could reach a height up to 3 meters! They lived mainly in South America from the early Tertiary (55 million years ago) until the late glacial period.
This model can be found in Hall 9 at the Natural History Museum of Vienna.
Specimen: Paraphysorins brasiliensis (Alvarenga, 1982)
Inventory number: NHMW-Geo 2012/0007/0001
Collection: Natural History Museum Vienna, Geology and Paleontology Department, Vertebrate Collection (curator: Ursula Göhlich)
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Scanned and edited by Nikola Brodtmann, Anna Haider, Viola Winkler (NHMW)
Scanner: Artec Leo. Infrastructure funded by the FFG.