mountains of Tenasserim, Burma = Muleyit, Myanmar.
Sometimes placed in genus Tropicoperdix. Former HBW arrangement of members of A. chloropus complex (here involving also A. merlini and A. charltonii) now revised on basis of review of specimen material at NHMUK, resulting in separation at species level of forms tonkinensis (from A. chloropus) and graydoni (from A. charltonii), and treatment of A. merlini as subspecies of A. chloropus. All subspecies recognized below share buffy-tan lower throat (with black spots) and black-scaled olive grey-brown upper breast, and replace each other geographically in SE Asia to form a clear group of taxa among which only narrow differences are evident. Form merlini (with closely related vivida, sometimes subsumed within merlini#R) was previously considered sufficiently distinctive for full species treatment on basis of its yellow legs and stronger black scaling on breast and flanks, but these differences not major (leg colour in this complex apparently variable). For characters separating A. tonkinensis, and for those confirming separation of A. charltonii and A. graydoni, see those species. Six subspecies currently recognized.
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