Mariana Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus roseicapilla

Mariana Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus roseicapilla

Mariana Fruit-Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus roseicapilla
Protonym:  Columba roseicapilla TraitedOrn. livr.6 p.472
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  mafdov2
Type Locality:  Marianne Islands.
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Publish Year:  1831
IUCN Status:  

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.

roseicapilla / roseicapillus
L. roseus  rosy  < rosa  rose; -capillus  -capped  < capillus  hair of the head.
● ex “Kurukuru” of Quoy & Gaimard 1824 (Ptilinopus).