Thick-billed Ground-Pigeon / Trugon terrestris

Thick-billed Ground-Pigeon / Trugon terrestris

Thick-billed Ground-Pigeon

SCI Name:  Trugon terrestris
Protonym:  Trugon terrestris Gen.Birds 3 App. p.24
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tbgpig2
Type Locality:  Triton Bay, New Guinea.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1849
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

TRUGON
(Columbidae; Ϯ Thick-billed Ground Pigeon T. terrestris) Gr. τρυγων trugōn, τρυγονος trugonos  pigeon  < τρυζω truzō  to murmur; "APPENDIX.  ...  Probably to this subfamily belongs: Trugon terrestris Homb. & Jacq., Voy. au Pole Sud, Ois. t. 28. f. 1.  (I have not seen this bird.)" (G. Gray 1849); "par son bec le genre Trugon se rapproche des Colombars. Cet organe est intermédiaire chez lui, sous le point de vue de la grosseur, entre les espèces ordinaires de Vinago et le genre Butreron" (Jacquinot & Pucheran 1853); "Trugon G. R. Gray, Gen. Bds., 3, 1849, app., p. 24. Type, by monotypy, Trugon terrestris Hombron and Jacquinot = G. R. Gray." (Peters 1937, III, 137). 
Var. Trygon.
Synon. Eutrygon.

terrestris
L. terrestris terrestrial, ground-, of the ground < terra earth, ground.
● ex “Jaboteur” of Levaillant 1802, pl. 112, fig. 1 (Phyllastrephus).

SUBSPECIES

Thick-billed Ground-Pigeon (terrestris)
SCI Name: Trugon terrestris terrestris
terrestris
L. terrestris terrestrial, ground-, of the ground < terra earth, ground.
● ex “Jaboteur” of Levaillant 1802, pl. 112, fig. 1 (Phyllastrephus).

Thick-billed Ground-Pigeon (mayri)
SCI Name: Trugon terrestris mayri
mayri
Dr Ernst Walter Mayr (1904-2005) German evolutionary biologist, ornithologist, systematist (syn. Aerodramus hirundinaceus, subsp. Amblyornis macgregoriae, subsp. Athene brama, syn. Burhinus oedicnemus indicus, subsp. Cecropis daurica, subsp. Cincloramphus macrurus, syn. Cinclosoma castanotum, subsp. Culicicapa helianthea, subsp. Ficedula westermanni, subsp. Lewinia pectoralis, subsp. Lonchura spectabilis, subsp. Megalaima virens, syn. Mixornis gularis rubicapilla, subsp. Mulleripicus funebris, syn. Phonygammus keraudrenii purpureoviolaceus, syn. Pogoniulus chrysoconus, Ptiloprora, subsp. Ptilorrhoa leucosticta, Rallicula, syn. Rhinortha chlorophaea, subsp. Roraimia adusta, subsp. Sarcophanops steerii, subsp. Tregellasia leucops, subsp. Trugon terrestris, subsp. Turnix maculosus, subsp. Zapornia pusilla).

Thick-billed Ground-Pigeon (leucopareia)
SCI Name: Trugon terrestris leucopareia
leucopareia / leucopareius / leucopareus
Gr. λευκοπαρειος leukopareios fair-cheeked, white-cheeked  < λευκος leukos  white; παρηιον parēion  cheek.
● “Owing to the discovery that Pallas’ Zoogr. Rosso-As., although dated on the title page 1811, was not published till 1827, Temminck’s name, dating from 1820, has priority over Sterna hybrida Pall.” (BOU 1915); “According to the Cat. Br. Mus. (Natural Hist.), p. 1505, the first two volumes of this classic were completed shortly after the author’s death [1811] ...The plates were published 1834-42” (Wood 1931) (syn. Chlidonias hybrida).