Dendragapus gilli Shufeldt 1891 (pheasant)

Aves - Galliformes - Phasianidae

Alternative combinations: Dendragapus gillii, Palaeotetrix gillii

Full reference: R. W. Shufeldt. 1891. Fossil birds from the Equus Beds of Oregon. American Naturalist 25:818-821

Belongs to Dendragapus according to J. R. Jehl 1967

See also Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933, Shufeldt 1891 and Wetmore 1940

Sister taxa: Dendragapus fuliginosus, Dendragapus obscurus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Silver Lake, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in Oregon

Ecology: volant granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Oregon collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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