Californian turkey

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California turkey
Gymnogyps amplus skeleton.jpg
Californian turkey (lower left) and other extinct birds from the La Brea Tar Pits
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Meleagrididae
Genus: Meleagris
Species: M. californica
Binomial name
Meleagris californica

The Californian turkey (Meleagris californica) was a species of Meleagrididae from North America, especially California. It went extinct about 10,000 years ago.[1]


  1. ^ California Department of Fish and Game. Wild Turkey Guide 2005.
  • Physical Geography of North America by Antony Orme