(Columbidae; Ϯ Pink Pigeon N. mayeri) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Mauritius); οινας oinas, οιναδος oinados  pigeon; "NESŒNAS.  Trocaza, Shell. (nec. Bp.) Ibis, 1883, p. 281. . . .Type. N. mayeri.   Nesœnas, Salvad. MS. . . .Type. N. mayeri.   Range. Confined to Mauritius." (Salvadori 1893).
Synon. Homopelia, Trocaza.

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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 24 January 2019).