Francolinus Stephens 1819 (francolin)

Aves - Galliformes - Phasianidae

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

See also Lambrecht 1933, Louchart et al. 2008, Olson 1985 and Wang et al. 2013

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

Subtaxa: Francolinus capeki

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Ecology: volant granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections), Croatia (1), Hungary (2), South Africa (1), Tanzania (2), Turkmenistan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of Hungary (4), South Africa (1), Tanzania (8)

• Miocene of Ethiopia (1)

Total: 24 collections including 27 occurrences

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