Ruddy Quail-Dove / Geotrygon montana

Ruddy Quail-Dove / Geotrygon montana

Ruddy Quail-Dove

SCI Name:  Geotrygon montana
Protonym:  Columba montana Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.163
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ruqdov
Type Locality:  Jamaica.
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Publish Year:  1758
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DEFINITIONS

GEOTRYGON
(Columbidae; Ϯ Crested Quail Dove G. versicolor) Gr. γεω- geō- ground-  < γη gē  earth; τρυγων trugōn, τρυγονος trugonos  pigeon; "MOUNTAIN WITCH.*  Geotrygon sylvatica. MIHI.  ...  In the dense and lofty forest that clothes the brow of Bluefields Peak, it is very numerous, usually seen singly or in pairs, walking on the ground; the freedom of the forest there from underwood allowing it to exercise its fleetness of foot to advantage. If alarmed, it generally seeks to escape by running, its bulk and shortness of wing rendering its flight burdensome and ineffective.  ...  *GEOTRYGON.  Generic Character. — Beak robust, rather long; both mandibles strongly arched at the tip; nostrils opening far forward. Wings short, and rounded: third quill longest; second and following quills strongly and abruptly sinuated on the outer edge; first quill sickle-shaped, not attenuated. Tail nearly even, short, (viz. less than thrice the length of the tarsus). Tarsus longer than middle toe, unfeathered, covered in front with transverse plates. Inner toe longer than outer; hallux shorter than outer toe. General form stout and plump." (Gosse 1847); "Geotrygon Gosse, Bds. Jamaica, 1847, p. 316. Type, by subsequent designation, Columba cristata Lath., i.e. Gmelin, not of Temminck = Geotrygon sylvatica Gosse 1847 = Columbigallina versicolor Lafresnaye 1846. (Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. xxv.)" (Peters, 1937, III, p. 132).
Synon. Oreopeleia, Osculatia.

montana
L. montanus of the mountains, mountain-, mountaineer < mons, montis mountain.
● ex “Lesser Pied Mountain Finch” or “Brambling” of Willughby 1676, and Morton 1712, and “Mountain Bunting” of Latham 1783 (syn. Fringilla montifringilla).
● Jamaica; ex “Mountain Partridge” of Sloane 1725, and “Columba minor fulva” of Edwards 1751 (Geotrygon).
● Namaqualand; ex “Traquet Montagnard” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 184, fig. 2 (syn. Oenanthe monticola).
● ex “Perdrix de montagne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 136 (syn. Perdix perdix).
● Montana, USA (subsp. Pinicola enucleator).
● ex “Mountain Owl” of Latham 1787 (syn. Strix nebulosa).
● ex “Berg-gans” of Kolbe 1719, and “Mountain Goose” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Tadorna cana).

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Ruddy Quail-Dove (Ruddy)
SCI Name: Geotrygon montana montana
montana
L. montanus of the mountains, mountain-, mountaineer < mons, montis mountain.
● ex “Lesser Pied Mountain Finch” or “Brambling” of Willughby 1676, and Morton 1712, and “Mountain Bunting” of Latham 1783 (syn. Fringilla montifringilla).
● Jamaica; ex “Mountain Partridge” of Sloane 1725, and “Columba minor fulva” of Edwards 1751 (Geotrygon).
● Namaqualand; ex “Traquet Montagnard” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 184, fig. 2 (syn. Oenanthe monticola).
● ex “Perdrix de montagne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 136 (syn. Perdix perdix).
● Montana, USA (subsp. Pinicola enucleator).
● ex “Mountain Owl” of Latham 1787 (syn. Strix nebulosa).
● ex “Berg-gans” of Kolbe 1719, and “Mountain Goose” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Tadorna cana).

Ruddy Quail-Dove (Martinique)
SCI Name: Geotrygon montana martinica
martinica / martinicana / martinicensis / martinicus
Martinique, West Indies. Columbus named the island Martinica in 1502, based on Carib and Taíno names Madinina and Matinino.
● ex “Hirondelle noire acutipenne de la Martinique” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Chaetura).
● ex “Certhia martinicana sive saccharivora” of Brisson 1760 (subsp. Coereba bartholemica).
● ex “Gobe-mouche hupé de la Martinique” of Brisson 1760 (Elaenia).
● ex “Pigeon violet de la Martinique” of Brisson 1760 (Geotrygon).
● ex “Petite Poule-Sultane” of Brisson 1760 (Porphyrio).