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Meleagris Linnaeus 1758 (turkey)

Reptilia - Galliformes - Phasianidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39341

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Phasianidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Afropavo, Agriocharis, Alectoris, Archaeophasianus, Bonasa, Centrocercus, Coturnix, Dendragapus, Falcipennis, Filholornis, Francolinus, Gallus, Lagopus, Litoripes, Lyrurus, Margaroperdix, Miogallus, Miophasianus, Palaeocryptonyx, Palaeortyx, Parapavo, Pavo, Peliperdix, Perdicinae, Perdix, Phasianinae, Phasianus, Pliogallus, Plioperdix, Pternistis, Schaubortyx, Synoicus, Tetraogallus, Tetraoninae, Tetrastes, Tympanuchus

Subtaxa: Meleagris altus, Meleagris celer, Meleagris gallopavo, Meleagris richmondi, Meleagris tridens

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Ecology: volant granivore