Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of African spurfowls Galliformes, Phasianidae, Phasianinae, Coturnicini: Pternistis spp.

@article{MandiwanaNeudani2019TaxonomyPA,
  title={Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of African spurfowls Galliformes, Phasianidae, Phasianinae, Coturnicini: Pternistis spp.},
  author={Tshifhiwa G. Mandiwana-Neudani and Rob M. Little and Timothy M. Crowe and Rauri C. K. Bowie},
  journal={Ostrich},
  year={2019},
  volume={90},
  pages={145 - 172}
}
Afro-Asiatic perdicine galliform birds, commonly and inconsistently referred to as francolins, spurfowls and partridges, have contentious taxonomic and phylogenetic histories. In a widely followed monograph, Hall combined two putative monophyletic, but taxonomically unnamed, clades comprising 28 perdicine species known as ‘francolins’ or fisante in South Africa and 13 additional quail-like species (partridges or patryse) into a single genus, Francolinus, which was the largest genus within the… 

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