Spilopelia

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Spilopelia
Streptopelia chinensis Tas Edit.jpg
Spotted dove (S. chinensis) with plumage pattern of S. c. tigrina
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Subfamily: Columbinae
Genus: Spilopelia
Sundevall, 1873
Species

See text

Synonyms

Stigmatopelia

Spilopelia is a genus of doves that are closely related to Streptopelia, yet distinguished from them by differences in morphology and behavior. Some authors have argued that Stigmatopelia is the valid name as it appears in an earlier line although also erected by the Swedish zoologist Carl Sundevall,[1][a][3] but Richard Schodde and Ian J. Mason in their zoological catalogue of Australian birds chose Spilopelia citing clause 24(b) of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) which supports the decision of the first reviser.[4][5] The name Spilopelia combines the Ancient Greek spilos meaning "spot" and peleia meaning "dove".[6]

Species[change | change source]

The genus includes just two species:[7]

Some ornithologists split the spotted dove into the eastern spotted dove (Spilopelia chinensis) and the western spotted dove (Spilopelia suratensis).[8][9]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The title page of Sundevall's book gives the year as 1872. The book was issued in two parts and the second part from page 74 that includes Spilopelia was published in 1873.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sundevall, Carl (1872). Methodi naturalis avium disponendarum tentamen. Försök till fogelklassens naturenliga uppställnung (in Latin). Stockholm: Samson and Wallin. p. 100.
  2. Mathews, Gregory M. (1920). "Dates of ornithological works". Austral Avian Record. 4 (1): 1–27 [23].
  3. Cheke, Anthony S. (2005). "Naming segregates from the ColumbaStreptopelia pigeons following DNA studies on phylogeny". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 125 (4): 293–295.
  4. Schodde, R.; Mason, I.J. (1997). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Aves (Columbidae to Coraciidae). Vol. 37. CSIRO publishing. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-643-06037-1.
  5. "Chapter 6: Validity of names and nomenclatural acts. Art. 24.2". International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (4th ed.). International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 1999.
  6. Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 362. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  7. Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "Pigeons". IOC World Bird List Version 10.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  8. Baptista, L.F.; Trail, P.W.; Horblit, H.M.; Kirwan, G.M.; Garcia, E.F.J. (2020). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Eastern Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. doi:10.2173/bow.spodov.01. S2CID 216386337. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  9. del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N.; Kirwan, G.M.; Garcia, E.F.J. (2020). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Western Spotted Dove (Spilopelia suratensis)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. doi:10.2173/bow.spodov.01. S2CID 216386337. Retrieved 7 March 2020.