(syn. Streptopelia Ϯ Ring-necked Dove S. capicola) L. Afer, Afra  African  < Africa  Africa; Gr. πελεια peleia  dove; "I consider that our Cape Turtle Dove should be separated from Streptopelia, represented here by S. semitorquata and S. ambigua, under a different generic head, for which I propose the name of AFROPELIA gen. nov., genotype Columba capicola Sundevall." (A. Roberts 1922).   Var. Afropeleia.

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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).