Santa Cruz Ground Dove / Alopecoenas sanctaecrucis

Santa Cruz Ground Dove / Alopecoenas sanctaecrucis

Santa Cruz Ground Dove

SCI Name:  Alopecoenas sanctaecrucis
Protonym:  Gallicolumba sanctaecrucis Am.Mus.Novit. no.820 p.1,2
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  scgdov1
Type Locality:  Tinakula, Santa Cruz Islands.
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Publish Year:  1935
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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.

sanctaecrucis
Santa Cruz Is., Solomon Is.  < L. sanctus  holy  < sancire  to consecrate;  crux, crucis  cross.