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Brontornis (a bird that deals a blow to large creatures)



Brontornis is an extinct genus of giant bird that inhabited Argentina during the Early to Middle Miocene.
Its taxonomic position is highly controversial, with authors alternatively considering it to be a cariamiform, typically a phorusrhacid (terror bird) or an anserimorph.
The first fossils of Brontornis burmeisteri were described by paleontologists Francisco Moreno and Alcides Mercerart in 1891, the fossils being a left femur, tibiotarsus, fibula, and tarsometatarsus all from the same individual found in the Lower-Middle Miocene strata of the Santa Cruz Formation in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
In the same paper, two distal tibiotarsi from the same area were referred to Brontornis as well.
Unknowingly, Moreno & Mercerat also named a species now seen as synonymous with Brontornis burmeisteri, Rostrornis floweri, that includes: various bill and skull fragments, seven vertebrae and fragments, femoral head, lower part of left femur, ectocondyle of right tibiotarsus.
Some pedal phalanges and a trochleae of tarsometatarsus were also referred to the type, but they haven't been described in detail.
These fossils were found in the lower Miocene Monte León Formation, one of the two formations the taxon is definitively known from.
Some additional fossils, including a quadrate, were referred to Brontornis by Moreno & Mercerart in 1891, but these were dubiously referred. Mercerat named another taxon synonymized with Brontornis, Stephanornis princeps, in 1893, though the fossil is now lost so this assessment is unverifiable.
Moreno's rival, Florentino Ameghino, also found fossils of Brontornis which he named Brontornis platyonyx in 1895 based on four pedal phalanges found at Monte Leon.
The species has been synonymized with Brontornis. Ameghino also named Liornis floweri based on a distal tibiotarsus, distal tarsometatarsus, and two pedal phalanges of a juvenile that was synonymized with Brontornis in 1967.
Liornis minor was also synonymized in 1967, but it has since been synonymized with Phorusrhacos.
Callornis giganteus, another Ameghino taxon, may also be a synonym of Brontornis or a distinct close relative.
Recently, the affinities of some Brontornis specimens has come into question due to the uncertain and debated phylogenetic position of the genus and its synonyms.


In the game, they are three times the size of Terror Birds, and usually move in groups of three.
They are belligerent and tend to aggressively attack surrounding creatures (including the player), especially large creatures such as Tyrannosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Spinosaurus.
Moreover, the same applies to super large creatures such as Giganotosaurus.
This is because this bird has a powerful beak that can cause "massive bleeding" and "major fractures", instantly killing players, medium-sized creatures such as raptors, and small creatures such as dodos. It is the power to do.
They can attack even contaminated creatures regardless and easily kill them.
Additionally, the bite attack with its beak has the effect of paralyzing large and colossal creatures, allowing them to be defeated while they are unable to move due to paralysis.
Moreover, it can restrain players, small creatures, and medium-sized creatures with its beak, and can deal continuous damage.
This bird generates a nest at a specific location, and inside the nest is the bird's fertilized eggs.
The player simply obtains the fertilized eggs, hatches them, and raises them into adults, but Brontornis and others are always watching over the nest, and the moment they try to approach the nest or steal the fertilized eggs, they will all be attacked. They will attack you all at once, so you have no choice but to escape with flying creatures such as Pteranodon or defeat them all on the spot.
After taming
It can be ridden without a saddle, and like in the wild, it can attack with its beak that causes "massive bleeding" and "major fractures," and can paralyze large and colossal creatures.
And with its beak, it can bind players, small creatures, and medium-sized creatures, allowing them to carry them around or continue to do damage.
Eating corpses also gives you a buff that makes you 5x faster, just like in the wild.
However, by attaching a saddle, it will be even more powerful.
This is because the saddle has a function that enables gliding, and the beak is protected with metal when the saddle is present.
Its metal-protected beak allows it to collect various materials, and its attacks deal five times more damage than normal.
Also, like the TEK equipment on the legs, you will be able to run faster and faster, and in some cases you will be able to warp and move.
If you have any other good ideas, please let us know in the comments.

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