Polynesian Ground Dove / Alopecoenas erythropterus

Polynesian Ground Dove / Alopecoenas erythropterus

Polynesian Ground Dove

SCI Name:  Alopecoenas erythropterus
Protonym:  Columba erythroptera Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.775
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pogdov1
Type Locality:  Eimeo = Moorea, Society Islands.
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

ALOPECOENAS
(Columbidae;  Wetar Ground Dove A. hoedtii) Gr. αλωπηξ alōpēx, αλωπεκος alōpekos   fox (i.e. fox-coloured); οινας oinas, οιναδος oinados  pigeon; "ALOPECŒNAS, Finsch.  (Finsch, Notes Leyd. Mus. xxi. 1899.)   1. hoedti (Schl.).  (Salvad. Cat. p. 592.)" (Sharpe 1899); "Leptoptila Hoedti Schleg. (Alopecoenas Finsch) von Wetter" (Finsch 1900);  "Alopecœnas Finsch, Notes Leyden Mus. vol. xxii. p. 228, July 1900.  Type (by monotypy): Leptoptila hoedtii Schleg." (Mathews, 1927, Syst. Av. Austral., I, p. 75); "Alopecoenas "Finsch" Sharpe, Hand-list, 1, 1899, p. 90. Type, by monotypy, Alopecoenas hoedti (Schl.) = Leptoptila hoedtii Schlegel." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 137).
Synon. MisophapsPampusana, Terricolumba.

erythroptera / erythropteron / erythropterum / erythropterus
Gr. ερυθρος eruthros red; -πτερος -pteros -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing.
● ex “Crimson-winged Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Aprosmictus).
● ex “Podobé du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 354, and “Rufous-winged Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Cercotrichas podobe).
● ex “Petit Guêpier du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 318, “Guêpier rouge et vert du Sénégal” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Red-winged Bee-eater” of Latham 1782 (?syn. Merops hirundineus (per Schmitt & Crémière 2008), syn. Merops pusillus).
● ex "Garnet-winged Pigeon" of Latham 1783 (Pampusana).