Dwarf Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus nainus

Dwarf Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus nainus

Dwarf Fruit-Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus nainus
Protonym:  Columba naina Pl.Col. livr.95 pl.565
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  dwafrd1
Type Locality:  Lobo Bay, New Guinea.
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Publish Year:  1835
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.

naina / nainus
L. nanus  dwarf  < Gr. νανος nanos  dwarf (cf. naenia  funereal paeans proverbially signifying nonsense (myth. Naenia, goddess of funerals)).