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Lavocatavis is an extinct genus of phorusrhacoid or "terror bird" from the Eocene of Algeria. A fossilized femur was described from the Glib Zegdou Formation in 2011 and is the only known specimen of Lavocatavis. The species was designated L. africana. The generic epithet is in honor of French paleontologist René Lavocat (plus Latin avis 'bird') and the specific epithet is Latin for "African".