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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: 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  
                                  GenusColumba Linnaeus, 1758 – Pigeons  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Columba albinucha Sassi, 1911 – White-naped Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba albitorques Rüppell, 1837 – White-collared Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba argentina Bonaparte, 1855 – Silvery Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba arquatrix Temminck, 1808 – African Olive Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba bollii Godman, 1872 – Bolle's Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba delegorguei Delegorgue, 1847 – Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba elphinstonii (Sykes, 1832) – Nilgiri Wood Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba eversmanni Bonaparte, 1856 – Yellow-eyed Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba guinea Linnaeus, 1758 – Speckled Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba hodgsonii Vigors, 1832 – Speckled Wood Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba iriditorques Cassin, 1856 – Western Bronze-naped Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba janthina Temminck, 1830 – Japanese Wood Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba jouyi (Stejneger, 1887) – Ryukyu Wood Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba junoniae Hartert, 1916 – Laurel Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba larvata Temminck, 1809 – African Lemon Dove, Lemon Dove 
                                     Species Columba leucomela Temminck, 1821 – White-headed Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba leuconota Vigors, 1831 – Snow Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba livia J. F. Gmelin, 1789 – Paloma doméstica, Rock Dove, pigeon biset, Common Pigeon, Rock Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba malherbii J. Verreaux & E. Verreaux, 1851 – Island Bronze-naped Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba oenas Linnaeus, 1758 – Stock Dove 
                                     Species Columba oliviae S. Clarke, 1918 – Somali Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba pallidiceps (E. P. Ramsay, 1878) – Yellow-legged Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba palumboides (Hume, 1873) – Andaman Wood Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba palumbus Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Wood Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba pollenii Schlegel, 1865 – Comoros Olive Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba pulchricollis Blyth, 1846 – Ashy Wood Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba punicea Blyth, 1842 – Pale-capped Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba rupestris Pallas, 1811 – Hill Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba sjostedti Reichenow, 1901 – Cameroon Olive Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba thomensis Barboza du Bocage, 1888 – Sao Tome Olive Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba torringtoniae (Kelaart, 1853) – Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba trocaz Heineken, 1829 – Trocaz Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba unicincta Cassin, 1860 – Afep Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba versicolor Kittlitz, 1832 – Bonin Wood Pigeon 
                                     Species Columba vitiensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 – 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: 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   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Columba   
  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   
  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   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Linnaeus, Carolus  
  Publication Date: 1758   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis, 10th Edition, vol. 1   
  Page(s): 824   
  Publisher: Laurentii Salvii   
  Publication Place: Holmiae (Stockholm, Sweden)   
  Notes: Available online at and   
  Reference for: original description   

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