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Correspondence
Published: 2016-06-16

The type species of the genus Geotrygon Gosse, 1847 (Aves: Columbidae)

Department of Zoology, National Museum, Václavské náměstí 68, CZ-115 79 Praha 1, Czech Republic.
Aves Columbidae

Abstract

The generic name Geotrygon was introduced by Gosse (1847: 316) for some doves from the island of Jamaica and has been subsequently used for the so-called quail-doves of Middle and South America (Baptista et al. 1997; Gibbs et al. 2001; Dickinson 2003; Dickinson & Remsen 2013). Johnson & Weckstein (2011) and Banks et al. (2013) indicated that this genus is polyphyletic. The application of a generic name is determined by its type species (Art. 42.3 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature; ICZN 1999; hereafter the Code). A literature search showed that different nominal species have been proposed as the type species of Geotrygon, and the situation thus requires clarification.

 

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How to Cite

MLÍKOVSKÝ, J. (2016). The type species of the genus <em>Geotrygon</em> Gosse, 1847 (Aves: Columbidae). Zootaxa, 4126(1), 138–140. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4126.1.8