Ring-tailed Pigeon / Patagioenas caribaea

Ring-tailed Pigeon / Patagioenas caribaea

Ring-tailed Pigeon

SCI Name:  Patagioenas caribaea
Protonym:  Columba caribaea Beytr.Gesch.Vogel p.30
Taxonomy:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ritpig
Type Locality:  Caribbean Islands, i.e. = Jamaica, ex Brisson.
Publish Year:  1784
IUCN Status:  


(Columbidae; Ϯ White-crowned Pigeon P. leucocephala) Gr. παταγη patagē  clatter, clap; οινας oinas, οιναδος oinados   pigeon; "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  γ. *Patagioenas Rchb. leucocephala (Col. — L. Gm.) R.  Ic. Av. t. 223. ic. 1257—58.  t. 255. ic. 2863—64." (Reichenbach 1852); "Patagioenas Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., p. xxv, 1852—type, by [original designation and] monotypy, Columba leucocephala Linnaeus." (Hellmayr & Conover 1942, XIII, 430). This genus incorporates the New World pigeons formerly included in Columba.
Var. Patagiaenas.
Synon. Chloroenas, Crossophthalmus, Lepidoenas, Notioenas, Oenoenas, Picazuros.

caribaea / caribaearum / caribaeus / caribbaea / caribbaeus / caribbeus / caribboeus / caribeus / cariboea
Caribbean Sea (named after the Carib, an Amerindian people of the Lesser Antilles and northern South America).
● Antilles (= Guadeloupe); ex “Esmerillon Gry-Gry” of Dutertre 1667, and “Esmerillon des Antilles” of Brisson 1760 (subsp. Falco sparverius).
● Caribbean Is.; ex “Pigeon à queue annelée de la Jamaïque” of Brisson 1760 (Patagioenas).