Swinhoe's pheasant Lophura swinhoii, copyright Nick Athanas.

Belongs within: Phasianidae.

Lophura is a genus of pheasants found in eastern Asia, males of which are strikingly coloured with long tails and extensive patches of bright, bare skin around the eyes.

    |  i. s.: L. hoogerwerfi JT12
    |         L. imperialis USDI77
    |--+--L. erythrophthalma BKB15
    |  |    |--L. e. erythrophthalma RN72
    |  |    `--L. e. pyronota RN72
    |  `--+--L. diardi BKB15
    |     `--L. ignita BKB15
    |          |--L. i. ignita RN72
    |          |--L. i. macartneyisumatrana RN72
    |          |--L. i. nobilis RN72
    |          `--L. i. rufa RN72
    `--+--L. inornata BKB15
       `--+--L. bulweri BKB15 [=Lobiophasis bulweri RN72]
          `--+--+--L. leucomelanos JT12
             |  |    |--L. l. leucomelanos L81
             |  |    |--L. l. hamiltonii L81
             |  |    |--L. l. lathami RN72
             |  |    |--L. l. lineata RN72
             |  |    `--L. l. melanota RN72
             |  `--L. nycthemera (Linnaeus 1758) JT12, CC10 (see below for synonymy)
             |       |--L. n. nycthemera RN72
             |       |--L. n. annamensis RN72
             |       |--L. n. beaulieui RN72
             |       |--L. n. beli RN72
             |       |--L. n. berliozi RN72
             |       |--L. n. engelbachi RN72
             |       |--L. n. fokiensis RN72
             |       |--L. n. jonesi RN72
             |       |--L. n. lewisi RN72
             |       |--L. n. ripponi RN72
             |       |--L. n. rufipes RN72
             |       `--L. n. whiteheadi RN72
             `--+--L. swinhoii JT12
                `--+--L. edwardsi JT12
                   `--L. hatinhensis JT12

Lophura nycthemera (Linnaeus 1758) JT12, CC10 [=Phasianus nycthemerus CC10, Gallophasis nycthemerus CC10, Gennaeus nycthemerus CC10]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BKB15] Burleigh, J. G., R. T. Kimball & E. L. Braun. 2015. Building the avian tree of life using a large-scale, sparse supermatrix. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 53–63.

[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.

[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.

[RN72] Rutgers, A., & K. A. Norris (eds) 1972. Encyclopaedia of Aviculture vol. 1. London, Blandford Press.

[USDI77] USDI (United States Department of the Interior). 1977. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants—republication of list of species. Federal Register 42: 36420–36431.

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