Teratorn Beak

Teratorn Beak

Mar 9, 2014

An exciting large bird skull element was found in Box 14 recently!  This is Project 23’s first beak from the extinct predatory bird Teratornis merriami.  With a wingspan of 12 ft and weighing possibly 32 lbs, Merriam’s Teratorn is the largest bird found at Rancho La Brea and ranks among the largest known flying birds.

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