Partridge Pigeon / Geophaps smithii

Partridge Pigeon / Geophaps smithii

Partridge Pigeon

SCI Name:  Geophaps smithii
Protonym:  Columba Smithii Ill.Orn. 2 pl.104
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  parpig1
Type Locality:  New Holland = North-West Australia apud Mathews, Nov. Zool., 18, 1912, p. 190 = Northern Territory by designation of Mathews, infra.
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Publish Year:  1830
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DEFINITIONS

GEOPHAPS
(Columbidae; Ϯ Squatter Pigeon G. scripta) Gr. γεω- geō-  ground-  <  γη gē  earth; φαψ phaps, φαβος phabos  pigeon; "[APPENDIX] 75.  ...  Phaps, near this genus add  GEOPHAPS, Gould (1842).  G. scripta (Temm.), Gould." (G. Gray 1842); "Mr. Gould next instituted a new genus among the Columbidæ, under the appellation of Genus GEOPHAPS  ...  Rostrum perbreve et robustum. Oculi cute denudata circumdati. Alæ perbreves et rotundatæ, apicibus latis. Tarsi mediocres digitis longiores. Digitus internus paululum cæteris longior." (Gould 1842); "Geophaps "Gould" G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., ed. 2, App., 1 Mar., 1842, p. 12.1  Type, by original designation, G. scripta (Temm.) = Columba scripta Temminck.  ...   1 The name was first published by Gould in Bds. Austr., pt. 7, 1 June, 1842." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 119).
Synon. Lophophaps, Terraphaps.

smithii
● Sir Andrew Smith (1797-1872) Scottish zoologist, ethnologist, explorer in South Africa, first Superintendent of Cape Town Mus. 1825 (syn. Accipiter melanoleucus, syn. Anthoscopus minutus, syn. Campethera abingoni suahelica, syn. Cisticola aberrans, syn. Falco rupicoloides, subsp. Lanius collaris, syn. Merops bullockoides, syn. Rhinopomastus cyanomelasSpatula, subsp. Terpsiphone rufiventer).
● Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) English botanist, first President of the Linnean Society of London (syn. Ailuroedus crassirostris, Geophaps).
● Prof. Christen Smith (1785-1816) Norwegian botanist, naturalist, collector in the Canaries 1815, Cape Verdes, and the Congo 1816  (Hirundo).
● Dr Arthur Donaldson-Smith (1864-1939) US big-game hunter, naturalist, collector in Abyssinia and Somaliland 1894-1895 (subsp. Turdoides leucopygia).
● see smithi

SUBSPECIES

Partridge Pigeon (blaauwi)
SCI Name: Geophaps smithii blaauwi
blaauwi
Frans Ernst Blaauw (1860-1936) Dutch ornithologist, aviculturalist, traveller (syn. Ailuroedus crassirostris, subsp. Geophaps smithii, syn. Oriolus sagittatus affinis, syn. Psephotellus dissimilis).

Partridge Pigeon (smithii)
SCI Name: Geophaps smithii smithii
smithii
● Sir Andrew Smith (1797-1872) Scottish zoologist, ethnologist, explorer in South Africa, first Superintendent of Cape Town Mus. 1825 (syn. Accipiter melanoleucus, syn. Anthoscopus minutus, syn. Campethera abingoni suahelica, syn. Cisticola aberrans, syn. Falco rupicoloides, subsp. Lanius collaris, syn. Merops bullockoides, syn. Rhinopomastus cyanomelasSpatula, subsp. Terpsiphone rufiventer).
● Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) English botanist, first President of the Linnean Society of London (syn. Ailuroedus crassirostris, Geophaps).
● Prof. Christen Smith (1785-1816) Norwegian botanist, naturalist, collector in the Canaries 1815, Cape Verdes, and the Congo 1816  (Hirundo).
● Dr Arthur Donaldson-Smith (1864-1939) US big-game hunter, naturalist, collector in Abyssinia and Somaliland 1894-1895 (subsp. Turdoides leucopygia).
● see smithi