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Lophophorus impejanus Zoo DU 1.jpg
Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Tribe: Lophophorini
Gray, 1841


Lophophorini is a tribe of bird in the subfamily Phasianinae. It contains three genera of pheasant found throughout Asia. This grouping was supported by a 2021 phylogenetic analysis of Galliformes, and accepted by the International Ornithological Congress. The tribe name is accepted by the Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World.[1][2][3][4]


Image Genus Living species
Temminck Tragopan.jpg Tragopan, tragopans
Buff-throated Partridge 07.jpg Tetraophasis, monal-partridges
Himalayan Monal Adult Male East Sikkim Sikkim India.png Lophophorus, monals


  1. ^ Kimball, Rebecca T.; Hosner, Peter A.; Braun, Edward L. (2021-05-01). "A phylogenomic supermatrix of Galliformes (Landfowl) reveals biased branch lengths". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 158: 107091. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107091. ISSN 1055-7903. PMID 33545275. S2CID 231963063.
  2. ^ "Taxonomic Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  3. ^ "Galliformes". bird-phylogeny (in German). Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  4. ^ "H&M4 Checklist family by family - The Trust for Avian Systematics". www.aviansystematics.org. Retrieved 2022-08-04.