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    • This is the third phalanx from the Terror Bird Titanis walleri, found at a Blancan site in a North Central Florida river.

    Taxonomy

    Terror Bird

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Aves
    Order: Cariamiformes
    Family: Phorusrhacidae
    Genus: Titanis
    Species: walleri
    Author Citation Brodkorb, 1963

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Quaternary
    Epoch: Pleistocene

    Stratigraphy

    Undifferentiated Pleistocene sediments

    Provenance

    Collector: Cristopher Conti
    Date Collected: 01/01/2010
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    Columbia County
    Florida
    United States

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    This is the third phalanx from the Terror Bird Titanis walleri, found at a Blancan site in a North Central Florida river.



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    darkmatter186

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    I'm a newbie so forgive me if I don't know what I'm talking about. Why is it this color? 

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    Fossildude19

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    9 hours ago, darkmatter186 said:

    I'm a newbie so forgive me if I don't know what I'm talking about. Why is it this color? 

    Probably from mineral staining, from being in water for a really long time. 

    The red looks like some form of iron staining.

    Regards,

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