A Conversation for Colours of Wildlife: Waller's Titan


Post 1


This is fascinating. smiley - smiley The very different creatures of South America and the success of the Titan birds sounds like science fiction.

I did wonder how much of a fossil record there is of these creatures.


Post 2

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

I'm confused. Are the birds pictured alive now, or reconstructed images based on fossils?


Post 3


Um what 'birds'? The Titanis illustrated here is my own reconstruction of what I might have looked like based on its fossils.


Post 4


Hi and thanks Minorvogonpoet! Actually there are excellent fossils of many different species of terror birds, from South America … especially Argentina. We know quite a bit about them!

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