Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Orange-bellied Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus iozonus) - HBW 4, p. 221

French: Ptilope à ventre orange German: Orangebauch-Fruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo Ventrinaranja

Taxonomy: Ptilonopus [sic] iozonus G. R. Gray, 1858, Aru Islands.
Forms a superspecies with P. insolitus; these two form a species-group with P. hyogaster and P. granulifrons, and perhaps also P. melanospila and P. nanus. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • iozonus G. R. Gray, 1858 - Aru Is.
  • humeralis Wallace, 1862 - W Papuan Is and W New Guinea from Vogelkop E along S coast to R Fly.
  • iobiensis ( Schlegel, 1873) - Yapen I and N New Guinea from R Memberamo to Astrolabe Bay (including islands of Manam, Tarawai, Karkar and Kariru).

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  • iozonus G. R. Gray, 1858 - Aru Is.
  • humeralis Wallace, 1862 - W Papuan Is and W New Guinea from Vogelkop E along S coast to R Fly.
  • iobiensis ( Schlegel, 1873) - Yapen I and N New Guinea from R Memberamo to Astrolabe Bay (including islands of Manam, Tarawai, Karkar and Kariru).
  • pseudohumeralis Rand, 1938 - upper R Fly, around junction of R Palmer and along R Black.
  • finschi Mayr, 1931 - Huon Peninsula and R Fly to SE New Guinea.
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