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Columba torringtoniae  (Kelaart, 1853)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1125206

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Columba torringtoni (Bonaparte, 1854)
    Columba torringtonii (Kelaart, 1853)
    Palumbus torringtoniae Kelaart, 1853
    Palumbus elphinstonii torringtoni Bonaparte, 1854
  Common Name(s): Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderColumbiformes  – Doves, colombes, pigeons, Pigeons  
                            FamilyColumbidae  – Doves, colombes, pigeons  
                                  GenusColumba Linnaeus, 1758 – Pigeons  
                                     SpeciesColumba torringtoniae (Kelaart, 1853) – Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (v 10.1), website (version 10.1), website (version 10.1)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2020. IOC World Bird List (v 10.1). Available at [Accessed 01 April, 2020]   
  Reference for: Columba torringtoniae, Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon [English]   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2020.04.03, website (version 03-Apr-20)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Columba torringtoniae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Pittie, Aasheesh, and Edward C. Dickinson  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: The correct name of the Sri Lankan Woodpigeon and the citation for it original description   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, vol. 126, no. 3   
  Page(s): 196-199   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-1595   
  Notes: Available online via Biodiversity Heritage Library at   
  Reference for: Columba torringtoniae   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: extinct  
    Pittie and Dickinson (2006) assert that the taxon authors should be Blyth and Kelaart because Kelaart uses Blyth's description and writes 'This beautiful pigeon we have named...'. However, the 'we' appears in the remarks under Blyth's description and at the start of Appendix C Kelaart explains in a footnote 'The 'remarks' are mine. - E. F. K.' Apparently Kelaart was using 'we' as a Royal plural, and the taxon author is Kelaart  



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