Tetrao perdix var. dauuricae
Specific name sometimes erroneously spelt P. dauuricae; latter spelling (the original) was in genitive case due to the wording of the description, and has therefore to be corrected. Species formerly referred to as P. barbata, but present name has priority. One recent study found that this species was sister to P. perdix, and also that race przewalskii (sometimes subsumed within suschkini, but generally paler) was basal to other taxa included within the present species#R. Clinal and individual variation make delineation of races somewhat difficult; proposed race turcomana (E Turkestan) is treated as a synonym of nominate, and castaneothorax (NE China) as a synonym of suschkini. Three subspecies recognized.
Introduced around Manila (N Philippines), but possibly extinct.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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