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Columba  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 177062

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Aplopelia Bonaparte, 1855
  Common Name(s): Pigeons [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 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  
    Direct Children:  
                                     SpeciesColumba albinucha Sassi, 1911 – White-naped Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba albitorques Ruppell, 1837 – White-collared Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba argentina Bonaparte, 1855 – Silvery Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba arquatrix Temminck, 1808 – African Olive Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba bollii Godman, 1872 – Bolle's Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba delegorguei Delegorgue, 1847 – Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba elphinstonii (Sykes, 1832) – Nilgiri Wood Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba eversmanni Bonaparte, 1856 – Yellow-eyed Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba guinea Linnaeus, 1758 – Speckled Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba hodgsonii Vigors, 1832 – Speckled Wood Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba iriditorques Cassin, 1856 – Western Bronze-naped Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba janthina Temminck, 1830 – Japanese Wood Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba jouyi (Stejneger, 1887)  
                                     SpeciesColumba junoniae Hartert, 1916 – Laurel Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba larvata Temminck, 1809 – African Lemon Dove, Lemon Dove 
                                     SpeciesColumba leucomela Temminck, 1821 – White-headed Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba leuconota Vigors, 1831 – Snow Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba livia Gmelin, 1789 – Paloma doméstica, Rock Dove, pigeon biset, Common Pigeon, Rock Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba malherbii J. Verreaux & E. Verreaux, 1851 – Island Bronze-naped Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba oenas Linnaeus, 1758 – Stock Dove 
                                     SpeciesColumba oliviae S. Clarke, 1918 – Somali Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba pallidiceps (E. P. Ramsay, 1878) – Yellow-legged Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba palumboides (Hume, 1873) – Andaman Wood Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba palumbus Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Wood Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba pollenii Schlegel, 1865 – Comoros Olive Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba pulchricollis Blyth, 1846 – Ashy Wood Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba punicea Blyth, 1842 – Pale-capped Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba rupestris Pallas, 1811 – Hill Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba sjostedti Reichenow, 1901 – Cameroon Olive Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba thomensis Bocage, 1888 – Sao Tome Olive Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba torringtonii (Kelaart, 1853)  
                                     SpeciesColumba trocaz Heineken, 1829 – Trocaz Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba unicincta Cassin, 1860 – Afep Pigeon 
                                     SpeciesColumba versicolor Kittlitz, 1832  
                                     SpeciesColumba vitiensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1830 – Metallic Pigeon 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.   
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Columba    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks   
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Columba    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Columba   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, website (version 1998)  
  Acquired: 1998   
  Notes: Alan P. Peterson;   
  Reference for: Columba   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.05.08, website (version 08-May-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: "Zoonomen Nomenclatural data" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Columba   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes   
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Columba   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner   
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Columba   

 Geographic Information
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