Taxon profile


Galliformes Temminck, 1820

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  superorder Neognathae


Crossoptilon crossoptilon - White Eared-pheasant

Crossoptilon crossoptilon - White Eared-pheasant

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Syrmaticus reevesii - Reeves's Phaesant

Syrmaticus reevesii - Reeves's Phaesant

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Pavo cristatus - Indian Peafowl

Pavo cristatus - Indian Peafowl

Author: Simon Rerucha

Functions restricted to taxon Galliformes


Included taxa

Number of records: 8

suborder Craci
suborder Megapodii
suborder Phasiani

Fossil taxa

family Gallinuloididae Lucas, 1900
family Paraortygidae Mourer-Chauviré, 1992
family Quercymegapodiidae Mourer-Chauviré, 1992
genus Archaealectrornis Crowe & Short, 1992 inc.sed.
genus Archaeophasianus Lambrecht, 1933 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [1062e89e-dbfc-4950-8f63-f8fddbf5effa]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Galliformes]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2015
EN F. Gill, D. Donsker & P. Rasmussen (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Galliformes]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Galliformes]

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extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon