Grenada Dove / Leptotila wellsi

Grenada Dove / Leptotila wellsi

Grenada Dove

SCI Name:  Leptotila wellsi
Protonym:  Engyptila wellsi Auk 1 p.180
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gredov1
Type Locality:  Fontenoy, St. Georges, Grenada.
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Publish Year:  1884
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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.

wellsi
● John Grant Wells (fl. 1902) collector, resident on Grenada, West Indies 1886-1902 (syn. Amazilia tobaci, syn. Coereba flaveola aterrima, Leptotila).
● Thomas Wells (1868-1939) British ornithologist at BMNH 1883-1929 (syn. Campethera tullbergi, syn. Cercococcyx mechowi, syn. Cisticola lateralis antinorii, subsp. Climacteris melanurus, syn. Eremophila alpestris longirostris, syn. Francolinus pintadeanus, subsp. Liocichla ripponi, subsp. Lophophanes dichrous, subsp. Motacilla capensis, subsp. Picus chlorolophus, subsp. Syma megarhyncha, syn. Symposiachrus trivirgatus nigrimentum).