(syn. Leptotila Ϯ Caribbean Dove L. jamaicensis) Gr. αιχμη aikhmē  spear; πτιλον ptilon  feather; "Genus ÆCHMOPTILA, Coues.  Peristera, of some authors.  Leptoptila, Swainson, Class. B. ii. 1837, 349 (misspelled "Leptotila").  (Not Leptoptilos Lesson, Tr. Orn. 1831, 585, nor Leptoptilus Strickl. 1841, nor Leptoptila Gloger, 1842.)  ...CH. - First primary abruptly emarginate, attenuate and linear near the end" (Coues 1878).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).