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Galliformes (turkeys, grouse, chickens, quails, and pheasants)

Synonyms: Craciformes

Wikipedia Abstract

The Galliformes are an order of heavy-bodied ground-feeding birds that includes turkey, grouse, chicken, New World quail and Old World quail, ptarmigan, partridge, pheasant, junglefowl and the Cracidae. The name derives from "gallus", Latin for "cock" or "rooster". Common names are gamefowl or gamebirds, landfowl, gallinaceous birds, or galliforms. "Wildfowl" or just "fowl" are also often used for the Galliformes, but usually these terms also refer to waterfowl (Anseriformes), and occasionally to other commonly hunted birds. This group has about 290 species, one or more of which are found in essentially every part of the world's continents (except for the innermost deserts and perpetual ice). They are rarer on islands, and in contrast to the closely related waterfowl, are essentially absen
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Cracidae (61)   (13)
Gallinuloididae (3)
Megapodiidae (35)   (2)
Numididae (Guineafowl) (8)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail) (40)
Paraortygidae (1)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Fowl & Allies) (276)   (16)   (3)
Quercymegapodiidae (3)
Sylviornithidae (2)


Amitabha (1)
Argillipes (2)
Bumbanipodius (1)
Bumbanortyx (1)
Chauvireria (1)
Namaortyx (1)
Ortyx (1)
Paraortyx (2)
Procrax (1)
Scopelortyx (1)
Sobniogallus (1)
Taoperdix (2)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0