Megapodiidae

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Megapodiidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Avialae
Order Information
Superorder Galloanserimorphae
Order Galliformes
Sub-order Craci
Family Information
Superfamily Megapodioidea
Family Megapodiidae
Population statistics

Megapodiidae is a family of 8 genera and 26 species of chicken-like birds, notable for the nest-mounds they build to incubate their eggs.

Species

  • Family Megapodiidae
Genus Alectura
Australian brushturkey, Alectura lathami
Genus Aepypodius
Waigeo brushturkey, Aepypodius bruijnii
Wattled brushturkey, Aepypodius arfakianus
Genus Eulipoa
Moluccan megapode, Eulipoa wallacei
Genus Leipoa
Giant mallee fowl, Leipoa gallinacea (extinct)
Mallee fowl, Leipoa ocellata
Genus Macrocephalon
Maleo, Macrocephalon maleo
Genus Megapodius
Biak scrubfowl Megapodius geelvinkianus
Consumed scrubfowl Megapodius alimentum (extinct)
Dusky megapode, Megapodius freycinet
Melanesian megapode, Megapodius eremita
Micronesian megapode, Megapodius laperouse
New Guinea scrubfowl, Megapodius affinis
Nicobar megapode, Megapodius nicobariensis
Orange-footed scrubfowl Megapodius reinwardt
Philippine megapode, Megapodius cumingii
Pile-builder scrubfowl Megapodius molistructor (extinct)
Sula megapode, Megapodius bernsteinii
Tanimbar megapode, Megapodius tenimberensis
Tongan megapode, Megapodius pritchardii
Vanuatu megapode, Megapodius layardi
Viti Levu scrubfowl, Megapodius amissus (extinct)
Genus Megavitiornis
Noble megapode, Megavitiornis altirostris (extinct)
Genus Talegalla
Black-billed brushturkey, Talegalla fuscirostris
Collared brushturkey, Talegalla jobiensis
Red-billed brushturkey, Talegalla cuvieri