Aiolornis incredibilis Howard, 1952

Incredible teratorn



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Teratornis incredibilis Howard, 1952


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Howard, Hildegarde. (1952). The prehistoric avifauna of Smith Creek Cave, Nevada, with a description of a new gigantic raptor. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 51(2): 50-54.


Other references:

Campbell, K. E, Scott, E. and Springer, K. B. (1999). A new genus for the Incredible Teratorn (Aves: Teratornithidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 89: 169-175.

Emslie, Steven D. (1995). An early Irvingtonian avifauna from Leisey Shell Pit, Florida. Bull. Fla. Mus. Nat. Hist. 37(1): 299-344.

Howard, H. 1963. Fossil birds from the Anza-Borrego Desert. Los Angeles County Museum, Contributions in Science 73:1-33.

Howard, Hildegarde. (1972). The Incredible Teratorn Again. Condor 74(3): 341-344.


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