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Gastornis
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Scientific classification
Gastornis or Diatryma (Gaston's bird) was a giant bird as tall as a man and lived in the Paleocene and Eocene periods in the early Cenozoic where its fossils have been found in Europe and North America.

Gastornis was related to cranes and not phorusrhacids as commonly believed. At first, it was thought to be a carnivore, but now we know it is more likely to have been either a herbivore or an omnivore mainly due to the fact that it did not have a curved beak, a feature that most predatory birds had.

Gastornis Adult Evo 1

Popular Culture

  • Gastornis or Diatryma made it's 1st Stop Motion appearance The Ghost of Slumber Mountain.
  • It also appeared in one of the episodes of animated action show Valley of the Dinosaurs by Hanna-Barbera.
  • It appeared in the Stop Motion short documentary film Age of Mammals in the 1980s.
  • Gastornis or Diatryma made it's 1st CG Documentary appearance The 1st episode of Walking With Prehistoric Beasts as a carnivore, but recent evidence suggests it was actually herbivorous.
  • Gastornis can be created in the Glacial Park of Jurassic Park: Builder as a carnivore, but recent evidence suggests it was actually herbivorous.
  • Gastornis can be created in the Cenozoic Park as a tournament Savannah creature in Jurassic World: The Game. Like the other Ludia game it appears in, Jurassic Park: Builder, it is portrayed as a carnivore since it uses the same animations as Phorusrhacos, even though the fact that it is herbivorous is brought up in a trivia point.
  • It made It's 2nd CG Documentary appearance in Life After Dinosaurs.
  • Gastornis or Diatryma have been seen in almost all the Ice Age Films.

Gallery

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