(syn. Patagioenas Ϯ Spot-winged Pigeon P. maculosa) Gr. νοτιος notios  southern  < νοτος notos  south; οινας oinas, οιναδος oinados  pigeon; "Notiœnas * gen. nov.   Similar to Chlorœnas but tarsus longer than middle toe (without claw); tail much shorter than in Palumbæna (only half as long as wing); bill smaller (length from frontal antia less than distance from same point to anterior angle of eye); plumage of neck not metallic.   Type, Columba maculosa Temminck.  ...  * Nοτιος, southern; οινας, a wild pigeon." (Ridgway 1915).

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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).