Malayan peacock pheasant Polyplectron malacense, copyright David Cook.

Belongs within: Phasianidae.

Polyplectron, peacock pheasants, is a genus of small pheasants found in dense forests of southern Asia. Species have peacock-like ocelli on the wings and tail, and males possess multiple spurs on the legs.

<==Polyplectron Temminck 1813 [Polyplectronini]B94
    |  i. s.: P. emphanumUSDI77
    |--+--P. napoleonisKB14
    |  `--+--P. malacenseKB14
    |     `--P. schleiermacheriJT12
    `--+--P. germainiKB14
       `--+--P. bicalcaratumKB14
          |    |--P. b. bicalcaratumRN72
          |    |--P. b. bailyRN72
          |    |--P. b. bakeriRN72
          |    `--P. b. ghigiiRN72
          `--+--P. chalcurumKB14
             `--P. inopinatumKB14

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1–281.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444–448.

[KB14] Kimball, R. T., & E. L. Braun. 2014. Does more sequence data improve estimates of galliform phylogeny? Analyses of a rapid radiation using a complete data matrix. PeerJ 2: e361.

[RN72] Rutgers, A., & K. A. Norris (eds.) 1972. Encyclopaedia of Aviculture vol. 1. Blandford Press: London.

[USDI77] USDI (United States Department of the Interior). 1977. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants—republication of list of species. Federal Register 42: 36420–36431.

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