Island Imperial-Pigeon / Ducula pistrinaria

Island Imperial-Pigeon / Ducula pistrinaria

Island Imperial-Pigeon

SCI Name:  Ducula pistrinaria
Protonym:  Ducula pistrinaria Consp.Gen.Av. 2 p.36
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  isipig1
Type Locality:  St. George, Solomon Islands.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1857
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

DUCULA
(Columbidae; Ϯ Mountain Imperial Pigeon D. badia insignis) Nepalese name Dukul for the imperial pigeons (cf. Hindi names Dunkul and Doomkul); "Genus or Sub-genus — DUCULA nobis. — DUKUL OF THE NIPALESE (genericé)    Character of the genus:—bill equal to the head, straight, cylindric, very feeble; both mandibles membranous for three-fourths from the gape; tip of the upper mandible gently inclined—of the lower, strongly compressed; nares broad, linear, obliquely transverse, central; their groove faint; their tect subtumid.  Wings short, not rounded, 3, 4, 5 quills sub-equal and longest; central primaries with their tips wavily truncated.  Tail 14, long, strong and square; tarsi very low, and plumed nearly to the toes laterally, less in front; toes depressed with broad flat soles; lateral fores sub-equal, hind large; nails strong, arched and acuminated; central and hind equal, lateral fores equal, less; orbits nude; plumage simple.  The above is a tedious charcater, but it is a distinct one. Those who love more summary proceedings may perhaps approve the following: "Bill and wings as in Goura; legs and feet as in Vinago."  ...  Lastly, though Ducula, like Vinago, be exclusively arboreal and fruit-eating; the latter is eminently gregarious—the former, almost a solitary.   Species new. DUCULA INSIGNIS. Great Ducula, nobis." (Hodgson 1836); "Ducula Hodgson, As. Res., 19, 1836, p. 160. Type, by monotypy, Ducula insignis Hodgson." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 42).   
Synon. Carpophaga, Carpophagella, Compsoenas, Globicera, Lamprura, Muscadivora, Muscadivores, Myriphaga, Myristicivora, Phaenorhina, Pterocolpa, Ptilocolpa, Rinopus, Serresius, Zonoenas, Zonophaps.

pistrinaria
L. pistrinarius  miller (e.g. dusted with meal)  < pistrinum  mill  < pinsere  to crush.
● ex “Gobe-mouche Môlenar” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 160 (i.e. from calls resembling the grinding of millstones) (syn. Batis capensis).

SUBSPECIES

Island Imperial-Pigeon (rhodinolaema)
SCI Name: Ducula pistrinaria rhodinolaema
rhodinolaema
Gr. ῥοδινος rhodinos  pink  < ῥοδον rhodon  rose; λαιμος laimos throat.

Island Imperial-Pigeon (vanwyckii)
SCI Name: Ducula pistrinaria vanwyckii
vanwyckii
Lt. William Van Wyck (1824-1854) US Navy on USS Porpoise, lost with all hands during a typhoon in the Formosa Straits (subsp. Ducula pistrinaria).

Island Imperial-Pigeon (postrema)
SCI Name: Ducula pistrinaria postrema
postrema / postremus
L. postremus  hindmost, last  < super. posterus  following, next.

Island Imperial-Pigeon (pistrinaria)
SCI Name: Ducula pistrinaria pistrinaria
pistrinaria
L. pistrinarius  miller (e.g. dusted with meal)  < pistrinum  mill  < pinsere  to crush.
● ex “Gobe-mouche Môlenar” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 160 (i.e. from calls resembling the grinding of millstones) (syn. Batis capensis).