GEOPHAPS

(Columbidae; Ϯ Squatter Pigeon G. scripta) Gr. γεω- geō-  ground-  <  γη gē  earth; φαψ phaps, φαβος phabos  pigeon; "Mr. Gould next instituted a new genus among the Columbidæ, under the appellation of Genus GEOPHAPS  ...  Rostrum perbreve et robustum. Oculi cute denudata circumdati. Alæ perbreves et rotundatæ, apicibus latis. Tarsi mediocres digitis longiores. Digitus internus paululum cæteris longior" (Gould 1842).

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Jobling, J. A. (2017). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2017). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 October 2017).