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 Argusianus bipunctatus

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
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.

Taxonomic note
Parkes criticised the validity of this taxon, arguing that it could represent an aberrant feather from a Crested Argus A. argusianus (Parkes 1992).

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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Argusianus bipunctatus. Downloaded from on 06/07/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/07/2015.

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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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Species name author (J. Wood, 1871)