Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Maroon-chinned Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus subgularis) - HBW 4, p. 207

French: Ptilope à mentonnière German: Braunkinn-Fruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo Barbioscuro
Other common names: Dark-chinned Fruit-dove

Taxonomy: Ptilopus subgularis A. B. Meyer and Wiglesworth, 1896, Peleng and Banggai.
Formerly placed in genus Leucotreron; a later proposal returned all members of that group to Ptilinopus, but placed present species in subgenus Rhamphiculus along with other Philippine and Sulawesi forms P. marchei, P. merrilli, P. occipitalis, P. fischeri and P. leclancheri; characters of Rhamphiculus include relatively large size, and emarginated first primaries. Present species forms a superspecies with P. leclancheri. Original species name gularis (of Sulawesi) is preoccupied, so subgularis becomes the spe.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Ptilopus subgularis A. B. Meyer and Wiglesworth, 1896, Peleng and Banggai.
Formerly placed in genus Leucotreron; a later proposal returned all members of that group to Ptilinopus, but placed present species in subgenus Rhamphiculus along with other Philippine and Sulawesi forms P. marchei, P. merrilli, P. occipitalis, P. fischeri and P. leclancheri; characters of Rhamphiculus include relatively large size, and emarginated first primaries. Present species forms a superspecies with P. leclancheri. Original species name gularis (of Sulawesi) is preoccupied, so subgularis becomes the specific name, as the next oldest available, and epia becomes the name for Sulawesi birds. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • epia (Oberholser, 1918) - Sulawesi.
  • subgularis (A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1896) - Banggai Is (Peleng and Banggai).
  • mangoliensis Rothschild, 1898 - Sula Is (Mangole and Taliabu).

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