Brush Bronzewing / Phaps elegans

Brush Bronzewing / Phaps elegans

Brush Bronzewing

SCI Name:  Phaps elegans
Protonym:  Columba Elegans LesPigeons[Knip] p.56 pl.22
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brubro1
Type Locality:  D''Entrecasteaux Channel, Tasmania.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1809
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PHAPS
(Columbidae; Ϯ Common Bronzewing P. chalcoptera) Gr. φαψ phaps, φαβος phabos  wild pigeon, pigeon; "We also include in this division the Bronze-winged Dove of Australia, and other kindred species, such as the Columba elegans of Temminck, and Columba picata of Wägler, to which we propose to give the generic name of Phaps, an appellation formerly bestowed by the Greeks upon some species or variety of pigeon.  ...  GENUS PHAPS, — SELBY,   IS characterized by a bill of moderate length, rather slender, the upper mandible gently deflected at the tip, and shewing an indication of a notch or emargination.  Wings of mean length, the second and third feathers the longest, and nearly equal.  Tail slightly rounded.  Legs, the tarsi as long as the middle toe, the front covered with a double row of scales, the sides and hinder part reticulated with small hexagonal scales.  The hind toe or hallux short; the inner toe exceeding the outer in length.  Claws blunt, and slightly arched.   Type Columba chalcoptera, Lath.  To this group the Columba elegans of Temminck and Columba picata of Wägler belong." (Selby 1835).
Synon. Cosmopelia.

elegans
L. elegans, elegantis  elegant, fine  < elegere probably an early form of eligere   to select.
● ex “Pic jaune tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 524 (Celeus).
● ex “Bucco maynanensis” of Brisson 1760, “Barbu des Maynas” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 330, “Beau Tamatia” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Beautiful Barbet” of Latham 1782 (syn. Eubucco versicolor).
● ex “Perdix martineta” of de Azara 1802-1805 (Eudromia).
● ex “Tangara de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 114, fig. 1 (syn. Euphonia chlorotica).
● ex “Beautiful Lory” of Latham 1781, ?and “Pennantian Parrot” of Latham 1787 (Platycercus).
● ex “Kink de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 617 (syn. Sturnia sinensis).

SUBSPECIES

Brush Bronzewing (occidentalis)
SCI Name: Phaps elegans occidentalis
occidentale / occidentalis
L. occidentalis  western  < occidens, occidentis  west  < occidere  to set. This toponym was frequently given to taxa discovered in locations west of previously known populations.
● Cocal, Western Andes, Colombia (Dysithamnus).
● Jamaica; ex “Onocrotalus” or “Pelecanus fuscus” of Sloane 1725, “Pelican of America” of Edwards 1747, and “Pelecanus” of Browne 1756 (Pelecanus).
● TL. Day Dawn, Western Australia; "Westralian Wedgebill" (Mathews 1912) (Psophodes).

Brush Bronzewing (elegans)
SCI Name: Phaps elegans elegans
elegans
L. elegans, elegantis  elegant, fine  < elegere probably an early form of eligere   to select.
● ex “Pic jaune tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 524 (Celeus).
● ex “Bucco maynanensis” of Brisson 1760, “Barbu des Maynas” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 330, “Beau Tamatia” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Beautiful Barbet” of Latham 1782 (syn. Eubucco versicolor).
● ex “Perdix martineta” of de Azara 1802-1805 (Eudromia).
● ex “Tangara de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 114, fig. 1 (syn. Euphonia chlorotica).
● ex “Beautiful Lory” of Latham 1781, ?and “Pennantian Parrot” of Latham 1787 (Platycercus).
● ex “Kink de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 617 (syn. Sturnia sinensis).