Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Paraphysornis (terror bird) (2015)

Paraphysornis brasiliensis
 height 23cm (exclude the base)
scale 1/10

 On the feather of wing (forelimb), the forelimb bones is small like Southern Cassowary,  not similar to ostrich's.  So I represented the rachis like Southern Cassowary, didn't represent flight feather.

mainly reference

 ・Alvarenga, Herculano M. F. & Hofling, Elizabeth (2003): Systematic revision of the Phorusrhacidae (Aves: Ralliformes). Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia 43(4): 55-91
・「Extinct Animals An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History」Ross Piper

・「Magnificent Mihirungs」