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Guinea Fowl

Julia Gulka and David P. Mindell
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taxon links [up-->]Numida meleagris [up-->]Acryllium vulturinum [up-->]Guttera pucherani [down<--]Galliformes Interpreting the tree
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This phylogeny was constructed based on the supertree analysis of Eo et al. (2009) and is consistent with the findings of Crowe et al. (2006), though an inconsistency exists with the supermatrix of Kimball et al. (2011) which does not include Agelastes niger and reverses the position of Numida meleagris and the Guttera species.
Containing group: Galliformes

Other Names for Numididae


Crowe, T.M., Bowie, R.C.K., Bloomer, P., Mandiwana, T.G., Hedderson, T.A.J., Randi, E., Pereira, S.L. and Wakeling, J. 2006. Phylogenetics, biogeography and classification of, and characteristic evolution in, gamesbirds (Aves:Galliformes):effects of character exclusio, data partitioning and missing data. Cladistics 22: 495-532.

Eo, S. H., O. R. P. Binidia-Emonds, and J. P. Carroll. 2009. A phylogenetic supertree of the fouls (Galloansarae, Aves). Zoologica Scripta 38: 465-481.

Gill, F. and M. Wright. 2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

Kimball, R. T., C. M. St. Mary, and E. L. Braun. 2011. A macroevolutionary perspective on multiple sexual traits in the Phasianidae (Galliformes). International Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2011.

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Scientific Name Guttera pucherani
Location Mkuzi Preserve, South Africa
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Crested guineaufowl (Guttera pucherani)
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2005 Jim Scarff
Scientific Name Numida meleagris
Location Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source IMG_3919
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Charles Anderson
Scientific Name Acryllium vulturinum
Location Samburu National Reserve (Kenya)
Comments Vulturine Guineafowl
Creator Gerald and Buff Corsi
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Collection CalPhotos
Copyright © 2002 California Academy of Sciences
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Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA

David P. Mindell
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, USA

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