Tympanuchus cupido Linnaeus 1758 (greater prairie chicken)

Aves - Galliformes - Phasianidae

Alternative combinations: Cupidonia cupido, Tetrao cupido

Synonyms: Cupidonia americanus Reichenbach 1852, Tympanuchus americanus Reichenbach 1852

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

Belongs to Tympanuchus according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Hay 1902, Linnaeus 1758, Parmalee 1958, Parmalee 1992, Schultz and Howard 1935 and Wetmore 1943

Sister taxa: Tympanuchus lulli, Tympanuchus pallidicinctus, Tympanuchus phasianellus, Tympanuchus stirtoni

Ecology: volant granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (7: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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