Family Tetraonidae Linnaeus 1758 (grouse)

Aves - Galliformes - Tetraonidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Galliformes according to T. M. Crowe et al. 2006

See also Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Peterson 1999 and Wetmore 1940

Sister taxa: Amitabha, Archaealectrornis, Argillipes, Craci, Cracidae, Galli, Gallinuloididae, Megapodiidae, Namaortyx, Numididae, Odontiphorinidae, Odontophoridae, Paraortygidae, Paraortyx, Phasanidae, Phasiani, Phasianidae, Procrax, Quercymegapodiidae, Sobniogallus, Sylviornithes, Taoperdix

Subtaxa: Palaealectoris Pediocaetes

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Type: Tetrao

Ecology: volant browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Finland (6 collections), United States (6: Georgia, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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