Genus ARGUSIANUS

Genus ARGUSIANUS.

Argusianus Rafinesque, Analyse, p. 210 (1815).

Type, Phasianus argus Linn.

The genus Argusianus is distinguished from all other Indian game-birds in having the secondaries much longer than the primaries, in the male bird the former being nearly twice the length of the latter ; the central tail-feathers are nearly twice the length of the next pair, the remaining pairs being graduated.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus ARGUSIANUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
286
M_ID: 
1640
M_SN: 
Argusianus
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4598

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