Time Range: 27 million – 15,000 years ago
Dietary Type: Carnivorous – small mammals
Size and weight: 2.5 meters; 150kg
Closest living relative: Seriena birds
The last of the 'terror birds', Phorusrhacos has razor sharp talons and a hooked beak large enough to swallow a cat whole. Not willing to risk confrontation with the sabre-toothed Smilodon, however, she is often a scavenger, picking at leftover carcasses.