Scaled Pigeon / Patagioenas speciosa

Scaled Pigeon / Patagioenas speciosa

Scaled Pigeon

SCI Name:  Patagioenas speciosa
Protonym:  Columba speciosa Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.783
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  scapig2
Type Locality:  Cayenne, ez Daubenton, PI. enlum., pi. 213.
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

PATAGIOENAS
(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.

speciosa / speciosum / speciosus
L. speciosus  splendid, beautiful, brilliant  < species  beauty, appearance  < specere  to look at.
● ex “Manucode à bouquets” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Magnificent Paradise-bird” of Latham 1783 (syn. Diphyllodes magnificus).
● ex “Grand Promérops à paremens frisés” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Epimachus fastuosus).
● ex “Pigeon-ramier de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 213, “Ramiret” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Scallop-necked Pigeon” of Latham 1783 (Patagioenas).
● ex “Black-and-Scarlet Thrush” of Latham 1787 (Pericrocotus).
● ex “Moineau de la côte d’Afrique” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 203, fig. 1 (syn. Pytilia melba).