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Leptotila  Swainson, 1837
Taxonomic Serial No.: 177165

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): White-tipped Doves [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2020   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderColumbiformes  – Doves, colombes, pigeons, Pigeons  
                            FamilyColumbidae  – Doves, colombes, pigeons  
                                  GenusLeptotila Swainson, 1837 – White-tipped Doves  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Leptotila battyi Rothschild, 1901 – Azuero Dove 
                                     Species Leptotila cassinii Lawrence, 1867 – Grey-chested Dove 
                                     Species Leptotila conoveri Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1943 – Tolima Dove 
                                     Species Leptotila jamaicensis (Linnaeus, 1766) – Paloma caribeña, Caribbean Dove 
                                     Species Leptotila megalura P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1879 – Yungas Dove 
                                     Species Leptotila ochraceiventris Chapman, 1914 – Ochre-bellied Dove 
                                     Species Leptotila pallida von Berlepsch & Taczanowski, 1884 – Pallid Dove 
                                     Species Leptotila plumbeiceps P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868 – Grey-headed Dove, Gray-headed Dove 
                                     Species Leptotila rufaxilla (Richard & Bernard, 1792) – Paloma cabeza ploma, Grey-fronted Dove 
                                     Species Leptotila verreauxi Bonaparte, 1855 – White-tipped Dove, Paloma arroyera 
                                     Species Leptotila wellsi (Lawrence, 1884) – Grenada Dove 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Leptotila    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Leptotila    
  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: Leptotila   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Leptotila   
  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: Leptotila   
  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: Leptotila   

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