Protonym: Macropygia rufipennis J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 15 p.371
Taxonomy: Columbiformes / Columbidae / Macropygia
Taxonomy Code: ancdov1
Type Locality: Southern Nicobars.
Publish Year: 1846
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(Columbidae; Ϯ Philippine Cuckoo Dove M. tenuirostris) Gr. μακρος makros deep; -πυγιος -pugios -rumped < πυγη pugē rump; "Macropygia, Sw. Wings moderate, rounded; the first and second quills graduated, and much shorter than the third. Tail long, graduated; the feathers very broad and obtuse. The rump feathers very thick set. Bill short: the gonys angulated. Tarsus plumed. Hinder toe longer than the tarsus. M. phasianella. Pl. Col. 100. Reinwardii. Ib. 248. infuscata. Lich. (Brazil.)" (Swainson 1837); "Macropygia Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 348. Type, by subsequent designation, Columba phasianella Temminck, 1824, pl. col. 100. (not Columba phasianella Temminck 1821) = Macropygia tenuirostris Bonaparte (Salvadori, Orn. Pap. e Mol., 3, 1882, p. 132).1 ... 1 Gray mentions two species in 1840 and again in 1841 without designating a type; in 1855 he designates amboinensis which was not one of the originally included species. Strangely enough neither Bonaparte nor Reichenbach actually designated a type." (Peters 1937, III, 75).
Synon. Coccyzura, Tusalia.
rufipenne / rufipennis
Mod. L. rufipennis red-winged, red-feathered < L. rufus red, rufous;
-pennis -winged < penna feather.
● ex “Roupenne” of Levaillant 1801, pll. 83-84 < French homophone roux red; penne large feather (syn. Onychognathus morio).
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
● and ● See: generic homonyms
lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
<: derived from
syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)