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Galliformes

Galliformes

Wild Turkey
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Families
Megapodidae
Numididae
Odontophoridae
Phasianidae
Meleagrididae
Tetraonidae
Cracidae[?]
Mesitornithidae[?]
Turnicidae
Odontophoridae
Galliformes is an order of birds containing the turkeys, grouse, quails and pheasant.

The hoatzin[?] was formerly listed here (and still is in ITIS), but DNA comparison has shown clearly that it is a cuckoo.

256 species are found Worldwide except northern Eurasia.

Order: Galliformes

The buttonquails are sometimes given order status as the Turniciformes.



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