Gray-chested Dove / Leptotila cassinii

Gray-chested Dove / Leptotila cassinii

Gray-chested Dove

SCI Name:  Leptotila cassinii
Protonym:  Leptoptila cassini Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 19 p.94
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grcdov1
Type Locality:  Line of the Panama Railroad.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1867
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LEPTOTILA
(Columbidae; Ϯ Caribbean Dove L. jamaicensis) Gr. λεπτος leptos  slender; πτιλον ptilon  feather; "Leptotila, Sw. (fig. 299.b, c. 300.b)  First quill suddenly narrowed; the fourth longest.  Tarsus lengthened, and much longer than the hallux.  All the toes long and slender.  Knees naked.  America only?   P. rufaxilla.  Nat. Lib. v. pl. 24." (Swainson 1837); "Leptotila Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 349. Type, by monotypy, P. rufaxilla Nat. Libr., 5, pl. 24 = Peristera rufaxilla Selby (not of Richard and Bernard) = Columba jamaicensis Linné." (Peters 1937, III, 122).   
Var. LeoptotilaLeptoptila, Leptophila.   
Synon. Aechmoptila, Engyptila, Homoptila.

cassinii
John Cassin (1813-1869) US ornithologist (syn. Archilochus alexandri, syn. Asio flammeus, syn. Branta canadensis minima, Haemorhous, LeptotilaMitrospingus, syn. Numenius arquata, Peucaea, syn. Phaethornis longirostris cephalus, syn. Ptychoramphus aleuticus, subsp. Pyrrhula pyrrhula, syn. Sterna hirundinacea, syn. Tyrannus vociferans, Vireo) (see cassini).

SUBSPECIES

Gray-chested Dove (cerviniventris)
SCI Name: Leptotila cassinii cerviniventris
cerviniventris
L. cervinus  stag-coloured  < cervus  stag; venter, ventris  belly.

Gray-chested Dove (rufinucha)
SCI Name: Leptotila cassinii rufinucha
rufinucha
L. rufus  rufous; Med. L. nuchus  nape  < Arabic nukhā'  spinal marrow.

Gray-chested Dove (cassinii)
SCI Name: Leptotila cassinii cassinii
cassinii
John Cassin (1813-1869) US ornithologist (syn. Archilochus alexandri, syn. Asio flammeus, syn. Branta canadensis minima, Haemorhous, LeptotilaMitrospingus, syn. Numenius arquata, Peucaea, syn. Phaethornis longirostris cephalus, syn. Ptychoramphus aleuticus, subsp. Pyrrhula pyrrhula, syn. Sterna hirundinacea, syn. Tyrannus vociferans, Vireo) (see cassini).