A Summary of Intergeneric New World Quail Hybrids, and a New Intergeneric Hybrid CombinationPapers in Ornithology
Date of this Version1-1-1970
AbstractThe exceedingly close affinities of the quail genera Colinus, Callipepla, and Lophortyx have been recognized for some time and have recently been emphasized by additional morphological (Holman 1961; Hudson et al. 1966), biochemical (Sibley 1960), and pterylographic (Ohmart 1967) evidence. Indeed, Holman has suggested that these three taxa might best be regarded as subgenera. Phillips et al. (1964) pragmatically merged Lophortyx with Callipepla; and Delacour (1961-1962) synonymized not only Lophortyx, but also Oreortyx and Philortyx, with Callipepla, yet retained Colinus as a separate genus. Although Ohmart (1967) questioned the validity of generically separating Lophortyx and Callipepla, he suggested that any new taxonomic reorganization should also include consideration of such related genera as Colinus .
Citation InformationPaul A. Johnsgard. "A Summary of Intergeneric New World Quail Hybrids, and a New Intergeneric Hybrid Combination" (1970)
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