Columba Linnaeus 1758 (dove)

Aves - Columbiformes - Columbidae

Synonym: Trocaza Bonaparte 1854

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Columbidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Alcover 1989, Carroll 1988, Hume 2011, Lambrecht 1933 and Olson 1985

Sister taxa: Alectroenas, Alopecoenas, Arenicolumba, Bountyphaps, Caloenas, Chalcophaps, Claravis, Columbina, Columbinae, Didunculinae, Drepanoptila, Ducula, Dysmoropelia, Ectopistes, Gallicolumba, Geotrygon, Gerandia, Gourinae, Hemiphaga, Leptotila, Leucosarcia, Lithophaps, Macropygia, Natunaornis, Nesoenas, Ocyphaps, Oena, Patagioenas, Pezophaps, Phaps, Ptilinopus, Raphus, Rupephaps, Streptopelia, Treron, Turtur, Zenaida

Subtaxa: Columba janthina Columba junoniae Columba livia Columba melitensis Columba micula Columba oenas Columba omnisanctorum Columba palumbus Columba thiriouxi Columba vitiensis

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Ecology: volant frugivore-granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (1 collection), Croatia (1), France (2), Greece (18), Italy (10), Japan (1), Mauritius (2), Monaco (1), New Caledonia (4), Papua New Guinea (1), Portugal (1), Spain (6), the United Kingdom (6), United States (3: Florida), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of Spain (1)

Total: 60 collections including 85 occurrences

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