Barusan Cuckoo-Dove / Macropygia modiglianii

Barusan Cuckoo-Dove / Macropygia modiglianii

Barusan Cuckoo-Dove

SCI Name:  Macropygia modiglianii
Protonym:  Macropygia modiglianii Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 24 p.559 pl.8 fig.2
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  barcud1
Type Locality:  Lelemboli, Nias Island.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1887
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MACROPYGIA
(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 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).
Var. Hacropygia.
Synon. Coccyzura, Tusalia.

modiglianii
Dr Elio Modigliani (1860-1932) Italian zoologist, plant-collector, anthropologist in Java and Sumatra 1886-1894 (syn. Gerygone sulphurea, Macropygia, subsp. Pericrocotus flammeus).

SUBSPECIES

Barusan Cuckoo-Dove (hypopercna)
SCI Name: Macropygia modiglianii hypopercna
hypopercna
Gr. ὑπο hupo beneath; περκνος perknos dark-coloured.

Barusan Cuckoo-Dove (modiglianii)
SCI Name: Macropygia modiglianii modiglianii
modiglianii
Dr Elio Modigliani (1860-1932) Italian zoologist, plant-collector, anthropologist in Java and Sumatra 1886-1894 (syn. Gerygone sulphurea, Macropygia, subsp. Pericrocotus flammeus).

Barusan Cuckoo-Dove (elassa)
SCI Name: Macropygia modiglianii elassa
elassa / elasson
Gr. ελασσων elassōn, ελασσονος elassonos  smaller, less  < comp. ελαχυς elakhus  small.