Golden Dove / Ptilinopus luteovirens

Golden Dove / Ptilinopus luteovirens

Golden Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus luteovirens
Protonym:  Columba luteovirens Ann.Sci.Nat.Zool.(2), 16 p.315
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  goldov1
Type Locality:  'Balaou'' [= Ovalau], Fiji Islands.
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Publish Year:  1841
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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.

luteovirens
L. luteus  saffron-yellow  < lutum  saffron; virens, virentis  green  < virere  to be green.
● ex “Colombe jaune” (= ♂) and “Colombe de Félicie” (= ☼) of Hombron & Jacquinot 1841 (Chrysoena).