Cook Islands Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus rarotongensis

Cook Islands Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus rarotongensis

Cook Islands Fruit-Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus rarotongensis
Protonym:  Ptilinopus rarotongensis Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.30
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cifdov1
Type Locality:  Rarotonga.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1871
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.

rarotongensis
Rarotonga I., Cook Is.

SUBSPECIES

Cook Islands Fruit-Dove (rarotongensis)
SCI Name: Ptilinopus rarotongensis rarotongensis
rarotongensis
Rarotonga I., Cook Is.

Cook Islands Fruit-Dove (goodwini)
SCI Name: Ptilinopus rarotongensis goodwini
goodwini
Richard Patrick “Derek” Goodwin (1920-2008) British ornithologist, conservationist, collector, aviculturalist (subsp. Ptilinopus rarotongensis).