White-quilled Rock-Pigeon / Petrophassa albipennis

White-quilled Rock-Pigeon / Petrophassa albipennis

White-quilled Rock-Pigeon

SCI Name:  Petrophassa albipennis
Protonym:  Petrophassa albipennis Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1840) (1840), Pt8 no.95 p.173
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  wqrpig1
Type Locality:  Western Australia; Wyndham, northwestern Australia, designated by Mathews, Austr. Av. Rec, 1, 1912, p. 28.
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Publish Year:  1841
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DEFINITIONS

PETROPHASSA
(Columbidae; Ϯ White-quilled Rock Pigeon P. albipennis) Gr. πετρα petra  rock; φασσα phassa  pigeon; "A highly interesting Pigeon from the north-west coast, which, as it differs from all the other forms of its family, and is said to inhabit the rocks, I propose to make the type of a new genus with the name of  Genus PETROPHASSA.  Characteres generici.— Fere ut in Peristera.  Alæ autem et rotundatæ sunt et admodum breviores; deest etiam color metallice æneus.  Cauda magis rotundata.    PETROPHASSA ALBIPENNIS.  ...  Hab. Western Australia.  Allied to the members of the genus Peristera." (Gould 1841); "Petrophassa Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1840 (1841), p. 173. Type, by monotypy, Petrophassa albipennis Gould." (Peters 1937, III, 117).
Var. Etrophassa.

albipennis
L. albus white; pennis wings, -winged < penna feather.

SUBSPECIES

White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (albipennis)
SCI Name: Petrophassa albipennis albipennis
albipennis
L. albus white; pennis wings, -winged < penna feather.

White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (boothi)
SCI Name: Petrophassa albipennis boothi
boothi
● F. Booth (fl. 1902) collector in German East Africa (= Tanzania) (syn. Chalcomitra amethystina kirkii).
● "Type specimen — the skull found by Mr. R. S. Booth at Stag Point—now in Otago University Museum" (Rothschild 1907) (‡syn. Euryapteryx geranoides).
● Charles Booth (fl. 1856) Cuban plantation owner, who befriended Gundlach (syn. Mellisuga helenae).
● Maj. Brian Derek McDonald Booth (1927-2008) British Army, explorer, ornithologist, collector in the Sahara 1957 and Australia 1968 (subsp. Petrophassa albipennis).