Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

White-throated Ground-dove (Gallicolumba xanthonura) - HBW 4, p. 182

French: Gallicolombe pampusane German: Jungferntaube Spanish: Paloma-perdiz de las Marianas
Other common names: White-throated Dove, White-throated/Mariana/Yap/White-breasted Quail-dove

Taxonomy: Columba xanthonura Temminck, 1823, Marianas.
Forms a superspecies with G. jobiensis, G. kubaryi and G. erythroptera; this group also has somewhat more distant affinities with G. stairi, G. sanctaecrucis and G. salamonis. In past, G. kubaryi was listed as race of present species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mariana Is on Asuncion, Pagan, Alamagan, Saipan, Tinian, Agiguan, Rota and Guam; also Yap I in Caroline Is.

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