Seychelles Blue-Pigeon / Alectroenas pulcherrimus

Seychelles Blue-Pigeon / Alectroenas pulcherrimus

Seychelles Blue-Pigeon

SCI Name:  Alectroenas pulcherrimus
Protonym:  Columba pulcherrima Del.Flor.Faun.Insubr. 2 p.94
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sebpig1
Type Locality:  Antigoa, Island of Panay, Philippines ex Sonnerat, error = Seychelles.
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Publish Year:  1786
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DEFINITIONS

ALECTROENAS
(Columbidae; Ϯ Mauritius Blue Pigeon A. nitidissima) Gr. αλεκτρυων alektruōn, αλεκτρυονος alektruonos  cockerel; οινας oinas, οιναδος oinados  pigeon; "HACKLED P[IGEON] ...  the feathers of the head, neck, and breast, are long, narrow, and pointed, and of a singular construction, appearing as a polished surface, in the same manner as the appendices of the wing feathers of the Bohemian Chatterer, or Wild Indian Cock: round the eye is a naked deep red skin" (Latham 1783); "*ALECTRŒNAS, n.  Columba, Lath.  Colomgalles, Less.   A. Franciæ, (Lath.) nLevaill. Ois. d'Afr., pl. 267." (G. Gray 1840); "Alectrœnas G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 58. Type, by original designation, A. Franciae (Lath.) = Columba franciae Gmelin = Columba nitidissima Scopoli." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 40).   
Var. Alectraenas.   
Synon. Chlamydoena, Erythraena, Erythrotreron, Furningus.

pulcherrima / pulcherrimus
L. pulcherrimus  very beautiful  < super. pulcher, pulchra  beautiful.
● ex “Pigeon violet à tête rouge d’Antigue” of Sonnerat 1766 (Alectroenas).