Pavo (genus)

Pavo (genus)

Taxobox
name = Peafowl


image_width = 240px
image_caption = Green Peafowl, "Pavo muticus"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
subclassis = Neornithes
infraclassis = Neognathae
superordo = Galloanserae
ordo = Galliformes
familia = Phasianidae
genus = "Pavo"
genus_authority = Linnaeus, 1758
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = "Pavo cristatus"
"Pavo muticus"

The peafowl genus "Pavo" Linnaeus, 1758 consist of two species of spectaculary plumaged pheasants, the largest of the Phasianidae. Their highly elongated and elaborated trains are decorated with metallic ocelli; commonly called "tails", they are actually the uppertail coverts while the peacock's tail is much shorter and stiff and helps to prop up the train during display.

In captivity, the two "Pavo" will hybridise freely.

pecies

* Indian Peafowl, "Pavo cristatus"
* Green Peafowl, "Pavo muticus"

Fossil record

* "Pavo bravardi" (Early - Late Pliocene) - "Gallus moldovicus", sometimes misspelt "moldavicus", may be a junior synonym "Gallus aesculapii", a Late Miocene - Early Pliocene "junglefowl" of Greece, may also have been a peafowl.

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