Purple-capped Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus ponapensis

Purple-capped Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus ponapensis

Purple-capped Fruit-Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus ponapensis
Protonym:  Ptilonopus ponapensis Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1877) (1877), Pt4 p.779
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pucfrd1
Type Locality:  Ponape, Caroline Islands.
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Publish Year:  1878
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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.

ponapenensis / ponapensis
Ponapé, Caroline Is. / Pohnpei, Micronesia.