Tolima Dove / Leptotila conoveri

Tolima Dove / Leptotila conoveri

Tolima Dove

SCI Name:  Leptotila conoveri
Protonym:  Leptotila conoveri Not.Nat. no.122 p.1
Taxonomy:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  toldov1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1943
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(Columbidae; Ϯ Caribbean Dove L. jamaicensis) Gr. λεπτος leptos  slender; πτιλον ptilon  feather; "Leptotila, Sw. (fig. 299.b, c. 300.b)  First quill suddenly narrowed; the fourth longest.  Tarsus lengthened, and much longer than the hallux.  All the toes long and slender.  Knees naked.  America only?   P. rufaxilla.  Nat. Lib. v. pl. 24." (Swainson 1837); "Leptotila Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 349. Type, by monotypy, P. rufaxilla Nat. Libr., 5, pl. 24 = Peristera rufaxilla Selby (not of Richard and Bernard) = Columba jamaicensis Linné." (Peters 1937, III, 122).   
Var. LeoptotilaLeptoptila, Leptophila.   
Synon. Aechmoptila, Engyptila, Homoptila.

Lt. Henry Boardman Conover (1892-1950) US Army, civil engineer, ornithologist, collector in the Neotropics and East Africa (subsp. Dactylortyx thoracicus, Leptotila).