Palaeocryptonyx Depéret 1892 (pheasant)

Aves - Galliformes - Phasianidae

Parent taxon: Phasianidae according to C. Bedetti and M. Pavia 2013

See also Alcover 1989, Carroll 1988 and Lambrecht 1933

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

Subtaxa: Palaeocryptonyx depereti Palaeocryptonyx donnezani Palaeocryptonyx gaillardi Palaeocryptonyx grivensis

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Ecology: volant granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (2 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1)

• Pliocene of Spain (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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