Bengkulu, western Sumatra.
Has alternatively been placed in genus Acomus or genus Houppifer, but recent genetic work found no evidence that Lophura as currently constituted is polyphyletic#R. The same work identified five clades within Lophura, present species (with L. pyronota) forming a clade with L. inornata#R. In a genetic study (cytochrome b) of relationships of Syrmaticus to Phasianus, Catreus and Lophura, it was found that present species formed a cluster with Phasianus versicolor and Catreus#R. Hitherto form pyronota has been treated as a subspecies of present species, but differs in its matt pale grey vs glossy deep blue neck (2); bold narrow white streaking from neck to mid-belly and on hindneck onto mantle (3); deep blue vs purplish-vinous uppertail-coverts (2); and longer uppertail-coverts, extending onto tail so that the amount of pale brown on the tail appears shorter by 2 cm (effect size 5.98; score 3); moreover, it is reported to raise its breast feathers in display in a way not shown by erythrophthalma#R, but further study needed. Monotypic.
Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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