(syn. Columba Ϯ Japanese Wood Pigeon C. janthina) Gr. ιανθος ianthos  violet-coloured  < ιον ion  violet; οινας oinas, οιναδος oinados  pigeon; "3. a. *Janthoenas RCHB. janthina (Col. - T.)  Ic. Av. t. 231. ic. 1289 et 1290, 1288. t. 226. ic. 1271 (haec C. locutrix M. N. W.) t. 222. ic. 2583-84. t. 230b. ic. 3361" (Reichenbach 1852).  Var. Janthaenas, Ianthoenas.

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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 www.hbw.com on 24 January 2019).