(syn. Meleagris Ϯ Ocellated Turkey M. ocellata) Gr. ευ eu  fine; genus Meleagris Linnaeus, 1758, turkey; "M. ocellatus is the very beautiful Turkey of Central America, especially Yucatan and Honduras, smaller than ours, but much more richly iridescent and eyed on some of the plumage like a Peacock; there is no bristly beard on the breast; the excrescences on the head are peculiar; the spurs of the ♂ are long and sharp, like gaffs. Its characters entitle it to recognition as a subgenus at least, if not a full genus, which may be named Eumeleagris" (Coues 1903).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 December 2018).