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Temporal range: Early Pliocene to recent
Tetrao urogallus Richard Bartz.jpg
Tetrao urogallus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Tetraoninae
Genus: Tetrao
Linnaeus, 1758

Tetrao mlokosiewiczi
Tetrao parvirostris
Tetrao tetrix
Tetrao urogallus

Tetrao is a genus of birds in the grouse subfamily. The genus name is derived from the Latin name of a gamebird, probably the black grouse.[1]


There are four extant species:

The fossil record of this genus is extensive:


  1. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 383. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.