Blue Ground Dove / Claravis pretiosa

Blue Ground Dove / Claravis pretiosa

Blue Ground Dove

SCI Name:  Claravis pretiosa
Protonym:  Peristera pretiosa Proc.U.S.Natl.Mus. 9 p.175
Taxonomy:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blgdov1
Type Locality:  Brazil
Publish Year:  1886
IUCN Status:  


(Columbidae; Ϯ Blue Ground Dove C. pretiosa) L. clarus  distinct, clear; avis  bird;"The Columbine genus Peristera Swainson is untenable because of Peristera Rafinesque in Mollusca; and may be called Claravis from clara (clarus) and avis, the type being Columba cinerea Temminck. The name of this species, however, should be pretiosa Ferrari-Perez [1886]; for Columba cinerea Temminck and Knip [1811] is pre-occupied by Columba cinerea Scopoli [1786]" (Oberholser 1899); "Claravis Oberholser, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 1899, p. 203. New name to replace Peristera Swainson, 1827, not of Rafinesque, 1815. Type, by original designation, Columba cinerea Temminck.  ...   Peristera pretiosa Ferrari-Perez is a substitute name for the preoccupied Columba cinerea of Temminck. Perez gives no description or diagnosis of the single specimen he had at hand from Jalapa, Mexico, and the validity of his name rests entirely on the reference to pl. 260 of Temminck's Pl. col." (Peters, 1937, III, pp. 109,110).
Synon. ColumbinaPeristera.

L. pretiosus costly, precious < pretium value.