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domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Subject: domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
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domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Date 24 April 2009, 14:49
Source pisco
Author Guillermo Vasquez from neiva, Colombia

The domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large poultry bird, one of the two species in the genus Meleagris and the same as the wild turkey. Although turkey domestication was thought to have occurred in central Mesoamerica at least 2,000 years ago, recent research suggests a possible second domestication event in the Southwestern United States between 200 BC and AD 500. However, all of the commercial domesticated turkey varieties today descend from the domesticated turkey raised in central Mexico that was subsequently imported into Europe by the Spanish in the 16th century.
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Meleagridinae
Genus: Meleagris
Species: Meleagris gallopavo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific Name: Meleagris gallopavo Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names: Domesticated Turkey, Domestic Turkey
French: Dindon sauvage; German: Truthuhn; Spanish: Guajolote gallipavo, Guajolote norteño
Taxonomy: Meleagris gallopavo Linnaeus, 1758, North America = Mexico.

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