Rock Ptarmigan
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A pair in spring plumage in NorwayFile:Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) (W1CDR0001418 BD38).ogg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Galloanserae
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
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Genus: Lagopus
Species: L. muta
Binomial name
Lagopus muta
(Montin, 1781)
Subspecies

some 20–30, including:

  • L. m. muta (Montin, 1781)
    Scandinavian ptarmigan
  • L. m. rupestris (Gmelin, 1789)
    Canadian rock ptarmigan
  • L. m. helvetica (Thienemann, 1829)
    Alpine ptarmigan
  • L. m. japonica H. L. Clark, 1907
    Japanese ptarmigan
  • L. m. millaisi Hartert, 1923
    Scottish ptarmigan
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Rock Ptarmigan range[2]
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Distribution in Europe[2]
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Distribution in North America[2]
Synonyms
  • Tetrao mutus Montin, 1781
  • Lagopus mutus (lapsus, see below)

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References edit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Lagopus muta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016 (errata version published in 2017): e.T22679464A113623562. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22679464A89358137.en. Retrieved 18 March 2018.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c BirdLife International and NatureServe (2014) Bird Species Distribution Maps of the World. 2012. Lagopus muta. In: IUCN 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. http://www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 08 July 2015.

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