‡ (syn. Meleagris Ϯ Colorado Turkey M. celer) Genus Meleagris Linnaeus, 1758, turkey; Gr. ωψ ōps  countenance; "The second of the two specimens received is in a small pasteboard box, marked on top "Birds  Meleagris, sp. nov.  N.J.  Meleagrops celer (type)." The specimen is the imperfect, proximal moiety of the left tarso-metatarsus of a rather large bird. It is thoroughly fossilized, earth-brown in color, with the free borders of the proximal end considerably worn off. On its postero-external aspect, written in ink, are the words "M. celer." (Shufeldt 1913).

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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 20 January 2019).