Proagriocharis

Proagriocharis is a genus of extinct turkey relatives from the upper Pliocene. It contained a single species, Proagriocharis kimballensis, known from Nebraska, which was smaller than most other turkeys.[1]

Proagriocharis
Temporal range: Pliocene
Proagriocharis.jpg
Reconstruction of Proagriocharis showing speculative plumage
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Tribe: Tetraonini
Genus: Proagriocharis
Martin & Tate, 1970
Species:
P. kimballensis
Binomial name
Proagriocharis kimballensis
Martin & Tate, 1970


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Larry D. Martin & James Tate Jr. (1970). "A new turkey from the Pliocene of Nebraska" (PDF). The Wilson Bulletin. 82 (2): 214–218.