Red-moustached Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus mercierii

Red-moustached Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus mercierii

Red-moustached Fruit-Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus mercierii
Protonym:  Kurukuru Mercierii Voy.VenusZool. p.266
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rmfdov1
Type Locality:  Valley of Mohana, Nukuhiva Island, Marquesas Group.
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Publish Year:  1849
IUCN Status:  

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.

mercierii
M. Mercier (fl. 1848) French botanist of the Jardin Botanique, Paris, collector in the Marquesas (‡Ptilinopus).