(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.