Orange-fronted Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus aurantiifrons

Orange-fronted Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus aurantiifrons

Orange-fronted Fruit-Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus aurantiifrons
Protonym:  Ptilonopus aurantiifrons Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt26 no.358 p.185 pl.137
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  offdov1
Type Locality:  Aru Islands.
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Publish Year:  1858
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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.

aurantiifrons
Late Med. L. aurantius  orange-coloured  < aurantia  orange; L. frons, frontis  forehead, brow.