Palaeortyx volans Gohlich and Pavia 2008 (pheasant)

Aves - Galliformes - Phasianidae

Full reference: U. B. Gohlich and M. Pavia. 2008. A new species of Palaeortyx (Aves: Galliformes: Phasianidae) from the Neogene of Gargano, Italy. Oryctos 7:95-108

Belongs to Palaeortyx according to U. B. Gohlich and M. Pavia 2008

Sister taxa: Palaeortyx blanchardi, Palaeortyx brevipes, Palaeortyx caluxyensis, Palaeortyx depereti, Palaeortyx edwardsi, Palaeortyx gaillardi, Palaeortyx gallica, Palaeortyx grivensis, Palaeortyx intermedia, Palaeortyx joleaudi, Palaeortyx major, Palaeortyx maxima, Palaeortyx media, Palaeortyx miocaena, Palaeortyx ocyptera, Palaeortyx phasianoides

Type specimen: RGM 178899, a set of limb elements (Humerus)

Ecology: volant granivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Italy (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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