Lagopus Brisson 1760 (ptarmigan)

Aves - Galliformes - Phasianidae

Alternative spelling: Tetrao (Lagopus)

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, 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: Lagopus lagopus Lagopus leucura Lagopus muta

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Ecology: volant granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Nunavut collection), Greenland (1), Hungary (1), Italy (3), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (5), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (5: Colorado, Virginia, Wyoming)

Total: 27 collections including 38 occurrences

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