Californian turkey

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California turkey
Temporal range: Pleistocene-Holocene
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Californian turkey (lower left) and other extinct birds from the La Brea Tar Pits
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, is an extinct species of turkey indigenous to the Pleistocene and early Holocene of California. It became 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