Pavonini

Pavonini is a tribe of bird in the subfamily Pavoninae. Members of this family are primarily found in tropical Asia, along with one species in the Congo Rainforest in Africa. It contains two of the most charismatic members of the Phasianidae, the peafowl and the arguses, but it also contains the two relatively unassuming species in the genus Tropicoperdix, which was formerly thought conspecific with Arborophila (now known to belong to a completely different subfamily, the Rollulinae) until phylogenetic studies elucidated their relationship to the peafowl. This grouping was supported by a 2021 phylogenetic analysis of Galliformes, and accepted by the International Ornithological Congress.[1][2][3]

Pavonini
Green peafowl (captive).jpg
Green peafowl (Pavo muticus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Pavoninae
Tribe: Pavonini
Rafinesque, 1815
Genera

Rheinardia
Argusianus
Afropavo
Pavo
Tropicoperdix

SpeciesEdit

Subtribe Image Genus Living species
Argusianina   Rheinardia
  Argusianus
Pavonina   Afropavo
  Pavo
Tropicoperdicina   Tropicoperdix

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A phylogenomic supermatrix of Galliformes (Landfowl) reveals biased branch lengths". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 158: 107091. 2021-05-01. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107091. ISSN 1055-7903.
  2. ^ "Taxonomic Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  3. ^ "Galliformes". bird-phylogeny (in German). Retrieved 2021-08-01.