This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened birds of the world, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.
A. bipunctactus is no longer accepted as a valid species by the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group, based on the evidence presented in Davison & McGowan (2009). It is treated here as a synonym of A. argus.
Argusianus argu Linnaeus, 1766
Davison, G. W. H. 1983. Notes on the extinct Argusianus bipunctatus (Wood). Bulletin of the British Ornithologists" Club 103: 86-88.
Delacour, J. 1951. The pheasants of the world. Country Life, London.
Knox, A. G.; Walters, M. P. 1994. Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of the Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists" Club, Tring, U.K.
Parkes, K. S. 1992. [Review of] Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Journal of Field Ornithology 63: 228-235.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Argusianus bipunctatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Family||Phasianidae (Grouse, pheasants and partridges)|
|Species name author||(J. Wood, 1871)|