Beautiful Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus pulchellus

Beautiful Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus pulchellus

Beautiful Fruit-Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus pulchellus
Protonym:  Columba pulchella Pl.Col. livr.95 pl.564
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  befdov1
Type Locality:  Lobe Bay, New Guinea.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1835
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PTILINOPUS
(Columbidae; Ϯ Rose-crowned Fruit Dove P. regina) Gr. πτιλον ptilon  feather; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "Genus. PTILINOPUS. Mihi.  Generic Character.  Alæ mediocres, remigum pinna prima apicem versus contracta, tertia quartaque longissimis.  Rostrum gracile.  Tarsi plumosi.  ...  PTILINOPUS purpuratus. (Var. Regina.)  ...  Tarsi covered with soft and thick-set feathers down to the divisions of the claws; the soles are broad and flat." (Swainson 1825); "Ptilinopus Swainson, Zool. Journ., 1, 1825, p. 473. Type, by monotypy, Ptilinopus purpuratus var. regina Swainson." (Peters 1937, III, 28).
Var. Ptilonapus, Ptilonopus, Ptilopus, Ptinilopus
Synon. Chlorotreron, Curotreron, Cyanotreron, Eutreron, Haemataena, Jambotreron, Jotreron, Kranocera, Kurukuru, Kurutreron, Lamprotreron, Laryngogramma, Leucotreron, Mezotreron, Neoleucotreron, Oedirhinus, Omeotreron, Poecilotreron, Ptilopodiscus, Reginopus, Spilotreron, Sylphidaena, Sylphitreron, Terenotreron, Thoracotreron, Thouarsitreron, Thyliphaps, Xenotreron.

pulchella / pulchellum / pulchellus
L. pulchellus  very pretty, beautiful little < dim. pulcher, pulchra  beautiful.
● ex “Grimpereau à longue queue du Sénégal” of Brisson 1760 (Cinnyris).

SUBSPECIES

Beautiful Fruit-Dove (pulchellus)
SCI Name: Ptilinopus pulchellus pulchellus
pulchella / pulchellum / pulchellus
L. pulchellus  very pretty, beautiful little < dim. pulcher, pulchra  beautiful.
● ex “Grimpereau à longue queue du Sénégal” of Brisson 1760 (Cinnyris).

Beautiful Fruit-Dove (decorus)
SCI Name: Ptilinopus pulchellus decorus
decorus
L. decorus  beautiful, decorous, elegant  < decor, decoris  elegance, beauty  < decet  it is seemly.