Phasianidae

TranslingualEdit

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Phasianus versicolor

EtymologyEdit

Phasianus +‎ -idae

Proper nounEdit

Phasianidae

  1. A taxonomic family within the order Galliformes — various terrestrial, ground-living birds: the pheasants, partridges, junglefowl (including the chicken), Old World quail, francolins, monals and peafowl.

Usage notesEdit

  • Subfamilies Meleagridinae and Tetraoninae are sometimes classified as distinct families: Meleagrididae and Tetraonidae. The family Numididae (guineafowls) has also sometimes been included as a subfamily.

HyponymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2006, Gill, F. and Wright, M., Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276:
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