(syn. Meleagris Ϯ Ocellated Turkey M. ocellata) Gr. αγριος agrios  wild  < αγρος agros  field, country; χαρις kharis  grace  < χαιρω khairō  to rejoice; "Agriocharis ocellata (Temm.)  OCELLATED TURKEY. - This magnificent bird was apparently common  ... The flesh of the birds is, however, so highly prized by the Indians, who doubtless have always hunted it, that it has become one of the wariest birds I have ever collected.  ...  I would suggest, therefore, that it be placed in a new genus, for which I propose the name Agriocharis....  2 αγριος, wild.  χαρις, grace." (Chapman 1896); "Agriocharis Chapman, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 8, 1896, p. 287, 288. Type, by monotypy, Meleagris ocellata Temminck = M. ocellata Cuvier." (Peters 1934, II, 140).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).