Cream-breasted Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus merrilli

Cream-breasted Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus merrilli

Cream-breasted Fruit-Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus merrilli
Protonym:  Leucotreron merrilli Philip.J.Sci. 11 sect.D p.269 fig.1
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  crbfrd1
Type Locality:  Sarai Barrio, Paete, Laguna Province, Luzon.
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Publish Year:  1916
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.

merrilli
● Maj. James Cushing Merrill (1853-1902) US Army, surgeon-naturalist, collector in Texas, Montana, Oregon, Oklahoma and Idaho (subsp. Eremophila alpestris, subsp. Melospiza melodia, subsp. Nyctidromus albicollis).
● Elmer Drew Merrill (1876-1956) US botanist, collector in the Philippines 1902-1929 (Ramphiculus).

SUBSPECIES

Cream-breasted Fruit-Dove (faustinoi)
SCI Name: Ptilinopus merrilli faustinoi
faustinoi
Dr Leopoldo Alcarez Faustino (1892-1935) Filipino zoologist (Ramphiculus).

Cream-breasted Fruit-Dove (merrilli)
SCI Name: Ptilinopus merrilli merrilli
merrilli
● Maj. James Cushing Merrill (1853-1902) US Army, surgeon-naturalist, collector in Texas, Montana, Oregon, Oklahoma and Idaho (subsp. Eremophila alpestris, subsp. Melospiza melodia, subsp. Nyctidromus albicollis).
● Elmer Drew Merrill (1876-1956) US botanist, collector in the Philippines 1902-1929 (Ramphiculus).