The complete mitochondrial genome of Himalayan Snowcock (<i>Tetraogallus himalayensis</i>)

<p>We reported here the first complete sequences of mitogenome of <i>Tetraogallus himalayensis</i> obtained by next generation sequencing methods. The assembled mitogenome is a 16 692 bp circle, comprising of 13 protein-coding genes, two rRNA genes (12S rRNA and 16S rRNA), 22 tRNA genes, and one control region. The resultant phylogenetic tree supported <i>T. himalayensis</i> and <i>T. tibeanus</i> are sister taxon, and <i>Tetraogallus</i> with <i>Alectoris</i> and <i>coturnix</i> formed a monophyletic group.</p>