Meleagris Linnaeus 1758 (turkey)

Aves - Galliformes - Phasianidae

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: Phasianidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Carroll 1988, Emslie 1992, Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Parmalee 1992, Schultz and Howard 1935, Shoshani et al. 1989, Wang et al. 2013, Wetmore 1962 and Wilson 1967

Sister taxa: Afropavo, Agriocharis, Alectoris, Archaeophasianus, Bonasa, Centrocercus, Coturnix, Dendragapus, Falcipennis, Francolinus, Gallus, Lagopus, Litoripes, Lyrurus, Margaroperdix, Miogallus, Miophasianus, Palaeocryptonyx, Palaeortyx, Parapavo, Pavo, Peliperdix, Perdicinae, Perdix, Phasianinae, Phasianus, Pliogallus, Plioperdix, Pternistis, Rollulinae, Schaubortyx, Scleroptila, Synoicus, Tetraogallus, Tetraoninae, Tetrastes, Tympanuchus

Subtaxa: Meleagris altus Meleagris celer Meleagris gallopavo Meleagris leopoldi Meleagris richmondi Meleagris tridens

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Type: Meleagris gallopavo

Ecology: volant granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), New Zealand (1), United States (52: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (4: Arizona, Florida, Texas)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 60 collections including 62 occurrences

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