Bamboo partridge

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Bamboo partridges
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Chinese bamboo partridge (Bambusicola thoracicus)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Bambusicola
Gould, 1863

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The bamboo partridges is a group of birds found in the genus Bambusicola in the Phasianidae family.

It contains the following species:

Fossil remains of a bamboo partridge have been found in Late Miocene rocks in China. Thus, like many other phasianid genera the Bambusicola lineage dates back more than 5 million years.