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uperregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Trogoniformes

Familia: Trogonidae
Genus: Harpactes
Species: H. ardens - H. diardii - H. duvaucelii - H. erythrocephalus - H. fasciatus - H. kasumba - H. mackloti - H. oreskios - H. orrhophaeus - H. reinwardtii - H. wardi - H. whiteheadi


Harpactes Swainson, 1833
Zoological Illustrations (2) 3 p. 107

Harpactes is a genus of birds in the family Trogonidae found in forests in South and Southeast Asia, extending into southernmost China. They are strongly sexually dimorphic, with females generally being duller than males. Their back is brownish, the tail is partially white (best visible from below), and males of most species have red underparts. They feed on arthropods, small lizards and fruit.

Two species, cinnamon-rumped and scarlet-rumped trogons, were previously classified in a separate genus, Duvaucelius, and a 2010 study found that these two were closely related and formed a separate clade from all of the other Harpactes trogons (except orange-breasted trogon, which forms a third group), but recommended that all three groups should be treated as congeneric.[1] This same study also found that the genus Apalharpactes, containing two species sometimes included in Harpactes, is actually distantly related and thus a valid genus.[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Harpactes fasciatus 02.jpg Malabar trogon Harpactes fasciatus Sri Lanka and peninsular India
Red-naped Trogon.png Red-naped trogon Harpactes kasumba Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand
Diard's Trogon (14839995819).jpg Diard's trogon Harpactes diardii Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand
Philippine Trogon (Harpactes ardens) (7187401270).jpg Philippine trogon Harpactes ardens Philippines.
Whitehead's trogon Harpactes whiteheadi Borneo
Cinnamon-rumped trogon Harpactes orrhophaeus Thailand and Malaysia
Scarlet-rumped Trogon (Harpactes duvaucelii) - Flickr - Lip Kee (2).jpg Scarlet-rumped trogon Harpactes duvaucelii Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand
Harpactes erythrocephalus - Khao Yai.jpg Red-headed trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus North-Eastern India, Bangladesh and Central Nepal to Southern China, through the Malay Peninsula all the way to areas of Sumatra
Harpactes oreskios - Kaeng Krachan.jpg Orange-breasted trogon Harpactes oreskios Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam
Harpactes wardi -Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India-8.jpg Ward's trogon Harpactes wardi Bhutan, India, Tibet, Myanmar and northern Vietnam


Allen, R. (2001). Genus Harpactes. pp. 106–111 in: del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott, & J. Sargatal. eds. (2001). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 6. Mousebirds to Hornbills. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-30-X

Hosner, Peter A.; Sheldon, Frederick H.; Lim, Haw Chuan; Moyle, Robert G. (2010). "Phylogeny and biogeography of the Asian trogons (Aves: Trogoniformes) inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 57: 1219–1225. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.09.008.

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