Coturnicini

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Coturnicini
Coturnix coturnix, Fraunberg, Bayern, Deutschland 2.jpg
Common quail (Coturnix coturnix)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Tribe: Coturnicini
Reichenbach, 1848
Genera

Tetraogallus
Ammoperdix
Synoicus
Margaroperdix
Coturnix
Alectoris
Perdicula
Ophrysia (possibly extinct)
Pternistis

Synonyms

Tetraogallini

Coturnicini is a tribe of birds in the subfamily Phasianinae. It contains the Old World quail, snowcocks, and African spurfowl, among others. Members of this tribe have a wide range throughout Africa, Eurasia, and Australasia. This tribe contains the only members of Pavoninae native to continental Europe (Coturnix and Alectoris), as well as the only members of Phasianidae as a whole native to Australasia (Coturnix and Synoicus). This grouping was supported by a 2021 phylogenetic analysis of Galliformes, and has been 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]

Species[edit]

Image Genus Recent species
Tetraogallus himalayensis Khumbu.jpg Tetraogallus
Ammoperdix heyi 6.jpg Ammoperdix
Coturnix ypsilophora - granite island 1.jpg Synoicus
Margaroperdix madagarensis - Zürich Zoo 02.JPG Margaroperdix
Coturnix coturnix (Lmbuga) (cropped).jpg Coturnix
Alectoris rufa (cropped).jpg Alectoris
Perdicula argoondah -Rajasthan, India -male-8.jpg Perdicula
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.AVES.110049 - Ophrysia superciliosa (Gray, 1846) - Himalayan Quail - specimen - lateral view.jpeg Ophrysia
Swainson's spurfowl (Pternistis swainsonii).jpg Pternistis

References[edit]

  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.