Black-banded Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus alligator) - HBW 4, p. 205
French: Ptilope de l'Alligator
Spanish: Tilopo del Alligator
Other common names: Black-banded/Banded Pigeon, Banded Fruit-dove
Taxonomy: Ptilopus (Leucotreron) alligator Collett, 1898, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.
Formerly placed in genus Leucotreron; a later proposal returned the present species to genus Ptilinopus, but within subgenus Leucotreron along with P. cinctus, P. dohertyi and P. porphyreus; these four species currently considered to form a superspecies. Present species is the sister taxon of P. cinctus, and these two forms are considered conspecific by some authorities; more work needed to clarify this question. Monotypic.
Distribution: Western escarpment of Arnhem Land from headwaters of South Alligator R, then S and W from El Sherana N to Oenpelli. Distribution in virtually inaccessible C and E areas of the escarpment is unknown.
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