Paleontological Journal

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 328-336

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Neogene phasianids (Aves: Phasianidae) of Central Asia: 3. Genera Lophogallus gen. nov. and Syrmaticus

  • N. V. ZelenkovAffiliated withBorissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 
  • , E. N. KurochkinAffiliated withBorissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

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Large phasianids from four Miocene and Pliocene localities of Mongolia are reviewed. Lophogallus naranbulakensis gen. et sp. nov. from the Middle Miocene of the Naran Bulak locality is described. It resembles extant Gallus, Lophura, and partially Pavo. The fossil pheasant Syrmaticus kozlovae Kurochkin is compared in detail with other Neogene and living pheasants. The stratigraphic position of phasianids from Neogene localities of Central Asia is discussed.

Key words

Phasianidae Galliformes new taxa Neogene Mongolia Asia