Protonym: Columba cuneata Suppl.ind.orn. p.lxi
Taxonomy: Columbiformes / Columbidae / Geopelia
Taxonomy Code: diadov1
Type Locality: New Holland = Sydney, New South Wales apud Mathews.
Publish Year: 1801
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(Columbidae; Ϯ Zebra Dove G. striata) Gr. γεω- geō- ground- < γη gē earth; πελεια peleia dove; "Geopelia, Sw. Size small. Wings short, rounded; the first three quills graduated, the first generally narrowed towards the tip. Tail lengthened, graduated, obtuse. Hinder toe shorter than the tarsus. India. The tenuirostral type. G. lineata. Mus. Carl. pl. 67." (Swainson 1837); "Geopelia Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 348. Type, by monotypy, Geopelia lineata Mus. Carl. pl. 67 = Columba striata Linné. ... Geopelia striata striata (Linné) Columba striata Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 12, 1, 1766, p. 282. (East Indies, restricted type locality Java.)2 ... 2 It has been claimed that Columba sinica Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 164, based entirely on the Chinese Dove of Albin, p. 43, pl. 46, is an earlier name for this bird; in my opinion there are too many discrepancies in Albin's description to permit it to be used with any degree of certainty as the basis for this or any other dove." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 100).
Var. Geopeleia, Geopilia.
Synon. Chrysauchoena, Erythrauchaena, Stictopeleia, Tomopeleia.
cuneata / cuneatus
L. cuneatus wedge-shaped < cuneus wedge.
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
<: derived from
syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)