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Tragopan

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Galliformes
Familia: Phasianidae
Subfamilia: Phasianinae
Genus: Tragopan
Species: T. blythii - T. caboti - T. melanocephalus - T. satyra - T. temminckii

Name

Tragopan Cuvier, 1829

Reference

RegneAnim.nouv. ed. 1 p.479

Tragopan is a genus of bird in the family Phasianidae. These birds are commonly called "horned pheasants" because of two brightly-colored, fleshy horns on their heads that they can erect during courtship displays. The scientific name refers to this, being a composite of tragus (billy goat) and the ribald half-goat deity Pan (and in the case of the Satyr Tragopan, adding Pan's companions for even more emphasis). Their habit of nesting in trees is unique among phasianids.[1]

Tragopan wattles:

1. Wattle of Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus)
2. Wattle of Cabot's Tragopan (Tragopan caboti)
3. Wattle of Temminck's Tragopan (Tragopan temminckii)
4. Wattle of Blyth's Tragopan (Tragopan blythii)
5. Wattle of Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra)

There are five recognized species of Tragopans. Tragopans are endangered.

* Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus
* Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra
* Temminck's Tragopan Tragopan temminckii
* Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii
* Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti

References

1. ^ McGowan, Philip; M.W. Ridley (2003). Christopher Perrins. ed. Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds. Firelfly Books. pp. 176. ISBN 1-55297-777-3.

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