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Rhizothera is a genus of bird in the Phasianidae family, native to Malaysia. Established by George Robert Gray in 1841, it contains the following species:[1]

Rhizothera longirostris.jpg
Long-billed partridge (Rhizothera longirostris)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Rhizothera
G.R. Gray, 1841
Type species
Perdix longirostris

The name Rhizothera is constructed of two Greek words: rhiza, meaning "root" and thēras, meaning "hunter".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Rhizothera". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 334. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.