Catreus Cabanis, Erseh. u. Grubers Encl. i, liii, p. 281 (1851).
Type by monotypy, Phasianus wallichii Hardw.
The genus Catreus contains a single species of Pheasant very closely allied to Phasianus but differing from that genus in having a long full crest. The tail is long and not compressed and is composed of 18 feathers, the central pair very long and about five times the length of the outermost; the wing is rounded, the first primary shorter than the tenth and the fifth longest; the tarsi are strong and are furnished with spurs occasionally showing as knobs in the female. The sexes diner slightly, The only species known is confined to the Himalayas.