White-headed Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus eugeniae

White-headed Fruit-Dove / Ptilinopus eugeniae

White-headed Fruit-Dove

SCI Name:  Ptilinopus eugeniae
Protonym:  Iotreron Eugeniae Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt24 no.309 p.137
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whfdov2
Type Locality:  Solomon Islands.
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Publish Year:  1856
IUCN Status:  

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.

eugeniae
Eugénie Empress of the French (1826-1920: reigned 1853-1870), formerly Eugénia María de Montijo de Guzmán Contessa de Teba, wife of Napoléon III (Ptilinopus).