Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon / Treron sphenurus

Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon / Treron sphenurus

Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon

SCI Name:  Treron sphenurus
Protonym:  Vinago sphenura Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 no.14 p.173
Taxonomy:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  wetpig1
Type Locality:  Himalayas.
Publish Year:  1832
IUCN Status:  


(Columbidae; Ϯ Thick-billed Green Pigeon T. curvirostra) Gr. τρηρων trērōn, τρηρωνος trērōnos  pigeon, dove  < τρεω treō  to flee in fear; "TRÉRON, Treron.  Columba, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec un peu robuste, caréné en dessus, droit à la base, crochu vers le bout. — Ailes longues, pointues.  Esp. Columba curvirostra, Gm." (Vieillot 1816); "Treron Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 49. Type, by monotypy, Columba curvirostra Gmelin." (Peters 1937, III, 14).
Var. Theron, Trenon.
Synon. Ancistroa, Butreron, Crocopus, Dendrophaps, Dendrophassa, Osmotreron, Phalacrotreron, Rhamphotreron, Rhombura, Romeris, Sphenocercus, Sphenoena, Sphenotreron, Sphenurus, Toria, Vinago.

Gr. σφην sphēn, σφηνος sphēnos  wedge; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.
● ex “Cinereous Eagle” of Latham 1801 (Haliastur).

(syn. Treron Ϯ Sumatran Green Pigeon T. oxyurus) Gr. σφην sphēn, σφηνος sphēnos  wedge; ουρα oura  tail; "Sphenurus, Sw.  Habit of Vinago; but the tail long and graduated; the two middle feathers greatly narrowed, and projecting considerably beyond the rest.  Fissirostral type.   S. semitorquatus. Pl. Enl. 240." (Swainson 1837); "Sphenurus Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 348. Type, by monotypy, S. semitorquatus (Pl. enl. 240) = Columba oxyura Temminck." (Peters 1937, III, 11).


Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon (sphenurus)
SCI Name: Treron sphenurus sphenurus
Gr. σφην sphēn, σφηνος sphēnos  wedge; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.
● ex “Cinereous Eagle” of Latham 1801 (Haliastur).

Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon (robinsoni)
SCI Name: Treron sphenurus robinsoni
robinson / robinsoni / robinsonii
● Herbert Christopher Robinson (1874-1929) British ornithologist, systematist, collector in Australia 1896, and Malaysia 1908-1926 (syn. Aerodramus maximus, syn. Alectura lathami, subsp. Alophoixus pallidus, subsp. Chalcophaps indica, subsp. Cissa chinensis, subsp. Enicurus maculatus, subsp. Gecinulus grantia, subsp. Heterophasia desgodinsi, subsp. Macropygia amboinensis, syn. Megalaima australis duvaucelii, syn. Myiagra cyanoleuca, Myophonus, subsp. Oriolus traillii, subsp. Picus guerini, subsp. Pteruthius aeralatus, syn. Pycnonotus blanfordi conradi, syn. Rallina tricolor, syn. Rhipidura albicollis atrata, subsp. Strepera graculina, subsp. Treron sphenurus).
● Col. Wirt Robinson (1864-1929) US Army, who taught chemistry at West Point 1906-1928, ornithologist, collector (syn. Butorides striata, syn. Cardinalis phoeniceus, syn. Zenaida auriculata stenura).
● Dr Anthony Robinson (d. 1768) English surgeon, botanist, resident in Jamaica (syn. Pyrrhulagra violacea ruficollis).
● Robinson Crusoe, literary character who was shipwrecked but survived on a desert island, created by Daniel Defoe 1719; the character was heavily influenced by the adventures of the privateer Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721) who survived several years on the uninhabited island of Juan Fernandez (syn. Sephanoides fernandensis).

Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon (korthalsi)
SCI Name: Treron sphenurus korthalsi
Pieter Willem Korthals (1807-1892) Dutch polymath, botanist, explorer in the East Indies 1831-1837 (syn. Cecropis daurica striolata, Treron).