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File:Argusianus argus -San Diego Zoo-8a.jpg
Great Argus at San Diego Zoo, USA
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Galloanserae
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Pavoninae
Tribe: Pavonini
Genus: Argusianus
G.R. Gray, 1849
  • Argusianus argus
  • Argusianus bipunctatus

The genus Argusianus G.R. Gray, 1849 consists of two species of spectacularly plumaged pheasant with greatly elongated secondaries and central tail feathers.

The Double-banded Argus was described from a portion of a single primary feather found in a batch of Great Argus millinery feathers. It is probably just an aberrant specimen.


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