Argus (bird)

Argus (bird)

name = Argus
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Galliformes
familia = Phasianidae
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = "Rheinardia"

The Argus is a type of bird in the family Phasianidae and is closely related to pheasants and peacocks.

There are two genera of birds that are considered Arguses: Rheinardia and Argusianus. Within these genera there are two recognized species each with two subspecies. Argusianus also has a mysterious second species that is sometime thought to have gone extinct, but most likely is based on a simple aberration.

*Crested Argus (genus "Rheinardia")
**Crested Argus Pheasant ("R. ocellata")

*Great Argus (genus "Argusianus")
**Great Argus Pheasant ("A. argus")

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