Phorusrhacos (pronounced "FOR-rus-RAH-kos") is an extinct, giant flightless predatory bird that lived in Miocene Patagonia. P. longissimus' closest living relatives are the much smaller seriemas. P. longissimus is thought to have lived in woodlands and grasslands.
Phorusrhacos grew up to 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) tall and weighed approximately 130 kilograms (290 lbs). They had enormous skulls up to sixty centimeters long, armed with powerful, hook-tipped beaks. The structure of the beak and the large claws on the toes show that they were carnivorous.
Jurassic Park Inspired Games
Phorusrhacos can be created in the Glacial Park of Jurassic Park: Builder as a limited edition creature.
Phorusrhacos is a Cenozoic super rare Savannah in Jurassic World: The Game.
Phorusrhacos is a common Cenozoic creature in Jurassic World: Alive.
- A base form Phorusrhacos in Jurassic World: The Game looks similar to the Walking with Beasts Phorusrhacos. It also has the same sounds as the Pteranodon from the game ARK: Survival Evolved.
- The model for the Jurassic World: Alive Phorusrhacos also looks like the Walking with Beasts variant.
- Before actually being implemented as a collectible creature in Jurassic World: Alive, Phorusrhacos was mentioned in the description of Erlikosaurus GEN 2 as being the intended result of reverse engineering from Erlikosaurus DNA.