Velvet Dove / Ptilinopus layardi

Velvet Dove / Ptilinopus layardi

Velvet Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus layardi
Protonym:  Ptilinopus layardi Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt3 p.567
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  veldov1
Type Locality:  
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Publish Year:  1878
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DEFINITIONS

PTILINOPUS
(Columbidae; Ϯ Rose-crowned Fruit Dove P. regina) Gr. πτιλον ptilon  feather; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "Genus. PTILINOPUS. Mihi.  Generic Character.  Alæ mediocres, remigum pinna prima apicem versus contracta, tertia quartaque longissimis.  Rostrum gracile.  Tarsi plumosi.  ...  PTILINOPUS purpuratus. (Var. Regina.)  ...  Tarsi covered with soft and thick-set feathers down to the divisions of the claws; the soles are broad and flat." (Swainson 1825); "Ptilinopus Swainson, Zool. Journ., 1, 1825, p. 473. Type, by monotypy, Ptilinopus purpuratus var. regina Swainson." (Peters 1937, III, 28).
Var. Ptilonapus, Ptilonopus, Ptilopus, Ptinilopus
Synon. Chlorotreron, Curotreron, Cyanotreron, Eutreron, Haemataena, Jambotreron, Jotreron, Kranocera, Kurukuru, Kurutreron, Lamprotreron, Laryngogramma, Leucotreron, Mezotreron, Neoleucotreron, Oedirhinus, Omeotreron, Poecilotreron, Ptilopodiscus, Reginopus, Spilotreron, Sylphidaena, Sylphitreron, Terenotreron, Thoracotreron, Thouarsitreron, Thyliphaps, Xenotreron.

layardi
Edgar Leopold Layard (1824-1900) English diplomat/ civil servant in Ceylon, Cape Colony, New Caledonia and Brazil, naturalist, explorer in Melanesia (subsp. Accipiter trivirgatus, syn. Cercomela tractrac, subsp. Chalcites lucidus, syn. Chrysoena viridis, subsp. Clytorhynchus vitiensis, subsp. Coracina macei, syn. Geokichla citrina, subsp. Lepidocolaptes fuscicapillus, Megapodius, subsp. Pycnonotus barbatus, Rhipidura (ex Rhipidura albogularis Layard), Sylvia, syn. Thalassarche salvini, subsp. Turdus poliocephalus) (see lyardi).