Latham's francolin

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Latham's francolin
Peliperdix lathami - Royal Museum for Central Africa - DSC06817.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Tribe: Gallini
Genus: Peliperdix
Bonaparte, 1856
P. lathami
Binomial name
Peliperdix lathami
Hartlaub, 1854

Francolinus lathami

Latham's francolin (Peliperdix lathami) or the forest francolin, is a species of bird in the francolin group of the family Phasianidae. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Peliperdix.[2][3] It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Peliperdix lathami". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22678748A92786819. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678748A92786819.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ Crowe, Timothy M.; Mandiwana-Neudani, Tshifhiwa G.; Donsker, David B.; Bowie, Rauri CK; Little, Robin M. (2020-04-02). "Resolving nomenclatural 'confusion' vis-à-vis Latham's Francolin (Francolinus/Peliperdix/Afrocolinus lathami) and the 'Red-tailed' francolins (Francolinus/Ortygornis/Peliperdix spp.)". Ostrich. 91 (2): 134–136. doi:10.2989/00306525.2020.1723140. ISSN 0030-6525.
  3. ^ "Taxonomic Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-07-14.