Gallopheasant

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Gallopheasants
Male Swinhoe's Pheasant.jpg
Lophura swinhoii - Swinhoe pheasant
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Genus: Lophura
Fleming, 1822

The gallopheasants (genus Lophura) are pheasants of the family Phasianidae. The genus comprises 10 species and several subspecies.

Taxonomy[edit]

Image Name Common name Distribution
Lophura bulweri2.JPG Lophura bulweri Bulwer's pheasant Borneo
Siamese Fireback RWD.jpg Lophura diardi Siamese fireback Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in Southeast Asia
Bažant Edwardsův 2.jpg Lophura edwardsi Edward's pheasant Vietnam
Lophura erythrophthalma (12737744943).jpg Lophura erythropthalma crestless fireback Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Lophura hoogerwerfi Hoogerwerf's pheasant Indonesia
Feuerrückenfasan (Lophura ignita nobilis) 01.jpg Lophura ignita crested fireback Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra.
Salvadoris Pheasant.jpg Lophura inornata Salvadori's pheasant Sumatra
Kalij pheasant Prasanna Mamidala.jpg Lophura leucomelanos kalij pheasant Pakistan to western Thailand.
Silver Pheasant.jpg Lophura nycthemera silver pheasant mainland Southeast Asia, and eastern and southern China
Swinhoe's Pheasant 0673.jpg Lophura swinhoii Swinhoe's pheasant Taiwan.


Lophura hatinhensis and Lophura hoogerwerfi are sometimes considered subspecies, leaving this genus with only 10 species. Other subspecies are also sometimes considered distinct species.