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Common name for the species Gallus gallus, the domestic fowl, in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES. It is descended from the red jungle fowl of SOUTHEAST ASIA.

Year introduced: 1968

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Tree Number(s): B01.050.150.900.248.350.150, B01.050.150.900.248.690.192

MeSH Unique ID: D002645

Registry Number: txid9031

Entry Terms:

  • Chicken
  • Gallus gallus domesticus
  • Gallus domesticus
  • Gallus gallus

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