Tropicoperdix is a genus of two species of birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. Although formerly classified in the now-defunct subfamily Perdicinae, phylogenetic evidence supports them being the only living genus of the subtribe Tropicoperdicina and the most basal members of the tribe Pavonini, which also contains the much larger and more brightly-colored peafowl and arguses.[1][2] Members of the genus can also be referred to as African forest partridges.

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Green-legged partridge (T. chloropus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Tribe: Pavonini
Genus: Tropicoperdix
Blyth, 1859
Type species
Tropicoperdix charltonii



  1. ^ "Galliformes". bird-phylogeny (in German). Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  2. ^ "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.