Timor Imperial-Pigeon / Ducula cineracea

Timor Imperial-Pigeon / Ducula cineracea

Timor Imperial-Pigeon

SCI Name:  Ducula cineracea
Protonym:  Columba cineracea Pl.Col. livr.95 pl.563
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tiipig1
Type Locality:  Timor.
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Publish Year:  1835
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DEFINITIONS

DUCULA
(Columbidae; Ϯ Mountain Imperial Pigeon D. badia insignis) Nepalese name Dukul for the imperial pigeons (cf. Hindi names Dunkul and Doomkul); "Genus or Sub-genus — DUCULA nobis. — DUKUL OF THE NIPALESE (genericé)    Character of the genus:—bill equal to the head, straight, cylindric, very feeble; both mandibles membranous for three-fourths from the gape; tip of the upper mandible gently inclined—of the lower, strongly compressed; nares broad, linear, obliquely transverse, central; their groove faint; their tect subtumid.  Wings short, not rounded, 3, 4, 5 quills sub-equal and longest; central primaries with their tips wavily truncated.  Tail 14, long, strong and square; tarsi very low, and plumed nearly to the toes laterally, less in front; toes depressed with broad flat soles; lateral fores sub-equal, hind large; nails strong, arched and acuminated; central and hind equal, lateral fores equal, less; orbits nude; plumage simple.  The above is a tedious charcater, but it is a distinct one. Those who love more summary proceedings may perhaps approve the following: "Bill and wings as in Goura; legs and feet as in Vinago."  ...  Lastly, though Ducula, like Vinago, be exclusively arboreal and fruit-eating; the latter is eminently gregarious—the former, almost a solitary.   Species new. DUCULA INSIGNIS. Great Ducula, nobis." (Hodgson 1836); "Ducula Hodgson, As. Res., 19, 1836, p. 160. Type, by monotypy, Ducula insignis Hodgson." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 42).   
Synon. Carpophaga, Carpophagella, Compsoenas, Globicera, Lamprura, Muscadivora, Muscadivores, Myriphaga, Myristicivora, Phaenorhina, Pterocolpa, Ptilocolpa, Rinopus, Serresius, Zonoenas, Zonophaps.

cineracea / cineraceum / cineraceus
L. cineraceus  ash-grey  < cinis, cineris  ashes.
● ex “Cotinga cendré” of Levaillant 1801 (syn. Lipaugus vociferans).
● ex “Cinereous Godwit” of Pennant 1768, and Latham 1785 (syn. Tringa nebularia).

SUBSPECIES

Timor Imperial-Pigeon (cineracea)
SCI Name: Ducula cineracea cineracea
cineracea / cineraceum / cineraceus
L. cineraceus  ash-grey  < cinis, cineris  ashes.
● ex “Cotinga cendré” of Levaillant 1801 (syn. Lipaugus vociferans).
● ex “Cinereous Godwit” of Pennant 1768, and Latham 1785 (syn. Tringa nebularia).

Timor Imperial-Pigeon (schistacea)
SCI Name: Ducula cineracea schistacea
schistacea
Late L. schistaceus  slate-coloured, slate-grey  < schistus  slate  < L. lapis schistos  type of fissile stone  < Gr. σχιστος skhistos  cloven  < σχιζω skhizō  to split.