Teratornis are scavengers of North and South America.

  • Some were seen in the 1933 King Kong as they are eating the dead Tyrannosaurus, but are frighten off by the approaching Jack Driscoll.


  • Teratornis means Monster Bird.
  • Teratornis lived during the Pliocene, but it became extinct in the Pleistocene.
  • These birds were scavengers like other vultures.
  • The Teratornis in the 1933 King Kong made squaking sounds like the Pteranodon.
  • The Teratornis were replaced by a pack of Venatosaurus and 2 Foetodon (both are scavengers).

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