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Pelagornis chilensis by PaleoAeolos Pelagornis chilensis by PaleoAeolos
Pelagornis is a widely known genus of the prehistoric pseudotooth birds. P. chilensis was identified based on an "exquisitely and exceptionally preserved" fossil skeleton that was found to be 70 percent complete. The specimen is considered the largest fossil bird yet excavated. Previous bony-toothed bird fossils included wings dug up in pieces, if it all, making it harder to accurately establish wingspan.

Series Chilean and Antarctic fossil vertebrates
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Karnator Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
That is one Nasty seagull, i sure as heack would run for dear life if i saw that thing.
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MyeongKD Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Pelagornis! I like the bird!!
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Martiitram Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I've heard that it's wingspan was about 5 or 5.5 m.
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PaleoAeolos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes, the original estimation suggest a minimum of 5.2 m... but is possible that it reach the 6 m has has been suggested for more fragmentary pelagornithids
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smartpulchra Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it is beautiful
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