Gray-fronted Dove / Leptotila rufaxilla

Gray-fronted Dove / Leptotila rufaxilla

Gray-fronted Dove

SCI Name:  Leptotila rufaxilla
Protonym:  Columba Rufaxilla ActesSoc.Hist.Nat.Paris 1 p.118
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grfdov1
Type Locality:  Cayenne.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1792
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.

rufaxilla / rufaxillus
L. rufus rufous; axilla armpit.

SUBSPECIES

Gray-fronted Dove (pallidipectus)
SCI Name: Leptotila rufaxilla pallidipectus
pallidipectus
L. pallidus  pallid  < pallere  to be pale; pectus, pectoris  breast.

Gray-fronted Dove (dubusi)
SCI Name: Leptotila rufaxilla dubusi
dubusi
Bernard Aimé Léonard Vicomte Dubus de Ghisignies (1808-1874) Belgian politician (syn. Amazilia tzacatl, subsp. Leptotila rufaxilla).

Gray-fronted Dove (rufaxilla)
SCI Name: Leptotila rufaxilla rufaxilla
rufaxilla / rufaxillus
L. rufus rufous; axilla armpit.

Gray-fronted Dove (hellmayri)
SCI Name: Leptotila rufaxilla hellmayri
hellmayri
Carl Eduard Hellmayr (1878-1944) Austrian/US ornithologist (subsp. Accipiter fasciatus, subsp. Anthoscopus caroli, Anthus, subsp. Attila rufus, subsp. Campylorhamphus trochilirostris, subsp. Catharus fuscater, subsp. Celeus elegans, syn. Chloroceryle americana cabanisii, Cinnyris, syn. Conopophaga lineata, Cranioleuca, syn. Crypturellus strigulosus, subsp. Cyanerpes caeruleus, subsp. Dendrocincla tyrannina, Drymophila, subsp. Empidonax occidentalis, subsp. Geositta cunicularia, syn. Geositta rufipennis fasciata, subsp. Hemithraupis flavicollis, subsp. Isleria hauxwelli, subsp. Lepidocolaptes angustirostris, subsp. Leptopogon superciliaris, subsp. Leptotila rufaxilla, Mecocerculus, subsp. Myioborus miniatus, subsp. Myiozetetes cayanensis, syn. Nonnula rubecula, subsp. Oenanthe familiaris, syn. Petronia petronia, subsp. Piaya cayana, syn. Pitangus sulphuratus, subsp. Poecile palustris, subsp. Pyriglena leuconota, subsp. Rhynchocyclus brevirostris, subsp. Saltator aurantiirostris, syn. Selenidera gouldii, subsp. Sporophila caerulescens, Synallaxis, subsp. Tanygnathus megalorhynchos, subsp. Terenotriccus erythrurus, syn. Thamnophilus schistaceus dubius, subsp. Tyto alba, subsp. Xenops tenuirostris).

Gray-fronted Dove (bahiae)
SCI Name: Leptotila rufaxilla bahiae
bahiae
Bahia, Brazil.

Gray-fronted Dove (reichenbachii)
SCI Name: Leptotila rufaxilla reichenbachii
reichenbachi / reichenbachii
Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (1793-1879) German zoologist, botanist, nomenclaturist (Anabathmis, syn. Celeus elegans, subsp. Leptotila rufaxilla, subsp. Leuconotopicus fumigatus, syn. Patagioenas maculosa, syn. Patagioenas picazuroTodiramphus).