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Geotrygon

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Columbiformes
Familia: Columbidae
Subfamilia: Columbinae
Genus: Geotrygon
Species: G. albifacies - G. caniceps - G. carrikeri - G. chiriquensis - G. chrysia - G. costaricensis - G. frenata - G. goldmani - G. lawrencii - G. leucometopia - G. linearis - G. montana - G. mystacea - G. saphirina - G. veraguensis - G. versicolor - G. violacea

Name

Geotrygon Gosse, 1847

References

* The birds of Jamaica. p.316

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Quail-doves
Esperanto: Koturnokolombo

Geotrygon is a bird genus in the pigeon and dove family (Columbidae). Its members are called quail-doves and all live in the Neotropics. The 17 species of this genus have ranges from southern Mexico and Central America to the West Indies and South America. Quail-doves are ground-dwelling birds that live, nest, and feed in dense forests. They are remarkable for their purple to brown coloration with light-and-dark facial markings.

It contains the following species:

* Purplish-backed Quail-dove, Geotrygon lawrencii
* Tuxtla Quail-dove or Veracruz Quail-dove, Geotrygon carrikeri
* Buff-fronted Quail-dove or Costa Rica Quail-dove, Geotrygon costaricensis
* Russet-crowned Quail-dove, Geotrygon goldmani
* Sapphire Quail-dove, Geotrygon saphirina
* Grey-headed Quail-dove, Geotrygon caniceps
o Grey-fronted Quail-dove, Geotrygon (caniceps) caniceps
o White-fronted Quail-dove or Hispaniolan Quail-dove, Geotrygon (caniceps) leucometopius
* Crested Quail-dove, Geotrygon versicolor
* Rufous-breasted Quail-dove, Geotrygon chiriquensis
* Olive-backed Quail-dove, Geotrygon veraguensis
* White-faced Quail-dove, Geotrygon albifacies
* Lined Quail-dove, Geotrygon linearis
* White-throated Quail-dove, Geotrygon frenata
* Key West Quail-dove, Geotrygon chrysia
* Bridled Quail-dove, Geotrygon mystacea
* Violaceous Quail-dove, Geotrygon violacea
* Ruddy Quail-dove, Geotrygon montana
* Puerto Rican Quail-dove, Geotrygon larva - prehistoric

Tarso metatarsus (type) of Geotrygon larva
References

* Gibbs, David; Barnes, Eustace; Cox, John (2001). Pigeons and Doves: A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World. Yale University Press. pp. 370–390. ISBN 0-300-07886-2.

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