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Tragopan melanocephalus  (J. E. Gray, 1829)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 176063

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Western Tragopan [English]
 
    Western Tragopan Pheasant [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderGalliformes  – Fowls, Gallinaceous Birds, gallinacées, volaille  
                            FamilyPhasianidae  – Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse, Pheasants, Quail, cailles, faisans  
                               SubfamilyPhasianinae  – Pheasants  
                                  GenusTragopan Cuvier, 1829  
                                     SpeciesTragopan melanocephalus (J. E. Gray, 1829) – Western Tragopan, Western Tragopan Pheasant  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Tragopan melanocephalus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 06-Jun-2005, website (version 2004)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: http://www.redlist.org/   
  Reference for: Tragopan melanocephalus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tragopan melanocephalus   
       
  Source: U. S. Dept. Interior, database (version 1)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tragopan melanocephalus   
       
  Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program-06/05, website (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/   
  Reference for: Tragopan melanocephalus   
       
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.05.23, website (version 23-May-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: "Zoonomen Nomenclatural data" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at http://www.zoonomen.net   
  Reference for: Tragopan melanocephalus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tragopan melanocephalus, Western Tragopan [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Birds of the World: Recommended English Names   
  Page(s): ix + 259   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-12827-8   
  Notes: Includes a CD-ROM with the full dataset   
  Reference for: Tragopan melanocephalus, Western Tragopan [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Listed as Endangered under U.S. Endangered Species Act, and as Vulnerable on IUCN Red List  
 

 

   

 
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