Willow grouse Lagopus lagopus, from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Belongs within: Tetraoninae.

Lagopus, the ptarmigans, is a genus of grouse found in boreal regions of Eurasia and North America, species of which change colour between grey or brown plumage in summer and largely white plumage in winter.

<==Lagopus Brisson 1760 [Lagopodinae] M02
    |  i. s.: L. atavus Janossy 1974 P04 [=L. lagopus atavus M02]
    |         L. scoticus (Latham 1789) CC10 [=Tetrao scoticus CC10, L. lagopus scoticus L81]
    |--L. leucura JT12
    `--+--L. lagopus (Linnaeus 1758) JT12, M02 (see below for synonymy)
       |    |--L. l. lagopus L81
       |    `--L. l. rossicus L81
       `--L. muta (Montin 1781) JT12, M02 [=Tetrao mutus M02; incl. L. mutus correzensis Mourer-Chauviré 1975 M02]
            |--L. m. muta WH02
            |--L. m. helveticus WH02
            `--L. m. japonicus Clark 1907 I92

Lagopus lagopus (Linnaeus 1758) JT12, M02 [=Tetrao lagopus M02; incl. L. medius Woldřich 1893 M02, L. lagopus noaillensis Mourer-Chauviré 1975 M02]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CC10] Checklist Committee (OSNZ). 2010. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica, 4th ed. Ornithological Society of New Zealand and Te Papa Press: Wellington.

[I92] Iwahashi, J. (ed.) 1992. Reddo Deeta Animaruzu: a pictorial of Japanese fauna facing extinction. JICC: Tokyo.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444–448.

[L81] Long, J. L. 1981. Introduced Birds of the World: The worldwide history, distribution and influence of birds introduced to new environments. Reed: Sydney.

[M02] Mlíkovský, J. 2002. Cenozoic Birds of the World. Part 1: Europe. Ninox Press: Praha.

[P04] Popov, V. V. 2004. Pliocene small mammals (Mammalia, Lipotyphla, Chiroptera, Lagomorpha, Rodentia) from Muselievo (north Bulgaria). Geodiversitas 26 (3): 403–491.

[WH02] Worthy, T. H., & R. N. Holdaway. 2002. The Lost World of the Moa: Prehistoric life of New Zealand. Indiana University Press: Bloomington (Indiana).

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