Blue Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum)
The name Crossoptilon is a combination of the Greek words krossoi, meaning "fringe" and ptilon, meaning "feather"— a name Hodgson felt particularly applied to the white eared pheasant “distinguished amongst all its congeners by its ample fringe-like plumage, the dishevelled quality of which is communicated even to the central tail feathers”. All are large, sexually monomorphic and found in China.
It contains the following species:
Blue Eared Pheasant (Pallas, 1811) (Crossoptilon auritum) White Eared Pheasant (Hodgson, 1838) (Crossoptilon crossoptilon) Tibetan Eared Pheasant (Elwes, 1881) (Crossoptilon harmani) Brown Eared Pheasant (Swinhoe, 1863) (Crossoptilon mantchuricum)