Recent phylogenetic studies have agreed that the Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa and the Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus should be placed in Phasianinae as the successive sister taxa to all other members of this clade. We suggest that each of these species should be recognized as a separate tribe. The family‐group name Lerwini von Boetticher, 1939 is here resurrected for Lerwa lerwa. We also show that the family‐group name Ithagininae Wolters, 1976, is unavailable for Ithaginis cruentus. We therefore describe a new family‐group name Ithaginini.

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Avian Systematics

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Sangster, G., Gregory, S. M. S., & Dickinson, E. (2023). Ithaginini, a new family‐group name for the Blood Pheasant
Ithaginis cruentus and resurrection of Lerwini for the Snow
Partridge Lerwa lerwa (Phasianidae). Avian Systematics, 2(1), 1–7.