Guttera

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Guttera
Kenya Crested Guineafowl.jpg
Kenya crested guineafowl, Guttera p. pucherani
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Numididae
Genus: Guttera
Wagler, 1832
Species

G. plumifera
G. pucherani

Guttera is a genus of birds in the Numididae family. Established by Johann Georg Wagler in 1832, it contains two species:[1]

The name Guttera is a combination of the Latin words gutta, meaning "spot" and -fera, meaning "bearing" (from ferre: to bear).[2]

The two species are found in forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike other guineafowl, they have a distinctive black crest.

References

  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Guttera". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 182. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 
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