Mount Cameroon spurfowl

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Mount Cameroon spurfowl
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Pternistis
Species:
P. camerunensis
Binomial name
Pternistis camerunensis
(Alexander, 1909)
Mount Cameroon spurfowl distribution map.svg
Geographic distribution shown in green
Synonyms

Francolinus camerunensis

The Mount Cameroon spurfowl (Pternistis camerunensis) is a bird species in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is found only in Cameroon.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy[edit]

The Mount Cameroon spurfowl was described in 1909 by the British Army Officer Boyd Alexander from a specimen collected on Mount Cameroon. He coined the binomial name Francolinus camerunensis.[2] The species is now placed in the genus Pternistis that was introduced by the German naturalist Johann Georg Wagler in 1832.[3][4] The species is considered to be monotypic: no subspecies are recognised.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pternistis camerunensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22678891A92793461. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678891A92793461.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ Alexander, Boyd (1909). "'Francolinus camerunensis sp. n." Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 25: 25.
  3. ^ Wagler, Johann Georg (1832). "Neue Sippen und Gattungen der Säugthiere und Vögel". Isis von Oken (in German and Latin). cols 1218–1235 [1229].
  4. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "Pheasants, partridges, francolins". IOC World Bird List Version 10.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 11 February 2020.

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