Buff-fronted Quail-Dove / Zentrygon costaricensis

Buff-fronted Quail-Dove / Zentrygon costaricensis

Buff-fronted Quail-Dove

SCI Name:  Zentrygon costaricensis
Protonym:  Geotrygon costaricensis Ann.Lyc.Nat.Hist.N.Y. 9(1870) p.136
Taxonomy:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bfqdov1
Type Locality:  Costa Rica.
Publish Year:  1868
IUCN Status:  


(Columbidae; Buff-fronted Quail Dove Z. costaricensis) Portmanteau of genera Zenaida Bonaparte, 1838, dove, and Geotrygon Gosse, 1847, quail dove; "A clade of six mainly montane species generally allotted to Geotrygon was recovered (Johnson and Weckstein 2011; Fig. 1) as sister to a clade containing all species of Zenaida.  No generic name is currently available for this group, for which we propose:  Zentrygon, new genus    Type species. Geotrygon costaricensis Lawrence, 1868.   ...   In addition to the type species this genus contains the species originally described as Geotrygon lawrencii Salvin, 1874; Geotrygon albifacies Sclater, 1858; Columba frenata Tschudi, 1843; Geotrygon goldmani Nelson, 1912; and Geotrygon chiriquensis Sclater, 1856  ...  Geotrygon carrikeri Wetmore, 1941  ...  and G. linearis (Prĕvost, 1843)  ...   Etymology. This feminine name is formed from Zenaida and Geotrygon, to reflect the phylogenetic relationship with the former genus and the general form and habits long associated with quail-doves." (Banks et al. 2013); "Zentrygon Banks, Weckstein, Remsen and Johnson, 2013, Zootaxa, 3669 (2), p. 185.  Type, by original designation, Geotrygon costaricensis Lawrence, 1868." (JAJ 2020).

costaricanum / costaricensis
Costa Rica (Spanish costa rica rich coast, from its supposed gold resources).