Dwarf Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus nanus) - HBW 4, p. 222
French: Ptilope nain
Spanish: Tilopo Enano
Other common names: Least/Little/Small Green/Small Fruit-dove
Taxonomy: Columba naina [sic] Temminck, 1835, Lobo Bay, New Guinea.
Affinities uncertain; has been placed in the species-group which includes P. iozonus, P. insolitus, P.hyogaster, P. granulifrons and perhaps P. melanospila; however, inclusion in this group may not be supported by available evidence. Races probably represent no more than the extremes of a W-E size cline. Species name emended by Temminck himself in a subsequent publication. Two subspecies tentatively recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- minimus Stresemann & Paludan, 1932 - W Papuan Is, on Waigeo, Misool, Batanta and Salawati.
- nanus (Temminck, 1835) - S New Guinea from Lobo Bay to Port Moresby.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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