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A taxonomic reevaluation of the plain pigeon (Columba inornata)

The Auk

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Abstract

Three subspecies of the Plain Pigeon (Columba inornata) were described in 1915 from very small samples, and the diagnostic color differences among them were rather minor. Examination of the small series (including two types) of the subspecies in the National Museum of Natural History (USNM) revealed that the quality of most of the material available in 1915 was poor and suggested that the supposedly distinctive characters were not consistent.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A taxonomic reevaluation of the plain pigeon (Columba inornata)
Series title:
The Auk
Volume:
103
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
629
Last page:
631