Pallid Dove / Leptotila pallida

Pallid Dove / Leptotila pallida

Pallid Dove

SCI Name:  Leptotila pallida
Protonym:  Leptoptila pallida Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1883) (1883), Pt4 p.575
Taxonomy:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  paldov1
Type Locality:  Chimbo, Ecuador.
Publish Year:  1884
IUCN Status:  


(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.

L. pallidus  pallid, pale, wan, sallow  < pallere  to be pale.