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Temporal range: Early Miocene[source?]- Recent
Streptopelia chinensis NBII.jpg
Spotted Dove
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Neognathae
Order: Columbiformes
Latham, 1790


Columbiformes are orders of birds includes the very widespread and successful doves and pigeons, classified in the family Columbidae, and the extinct Dodo and the Rodrigues Solitaire, long classified as a second family Raphidae. 313 species, found worldwide, comprise the Columbiformes order.