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Alectoromorphae, a group of Birds in Huxley's classification made to include the families - Turnicidae (Hemipodes), Phasianidae (Fowls and Fowl-like Birds), Pteroclidae (Sand Grouse), Megapodiidae (Mound Birds), and the Cracidae (Curassows), these corresponding to the order Gallinae or Rasores (without the pigeons and Tinamous). In 1868 the group was restricted, and divided into Alectoropodes (containing the Phasianidae), and Peristeropodes (the Mound Birds and Curassows).