PETROPHASSA

(Columbidae; Ϯ White-quilled Rock Pigeon P. albipennis) Gr. πετρα petra  rock; φασσα phassa  pigeon; "A highly interesting Pigeon from the north-west coast, which, as it differs from all the other forms of its family, and is said to inhabit the rocks, I propose to make the type of a new genus with the name of  Genus PETROPHASSA.  Characteres generici.— Fere ut in Peristera.  Alæ autem et rotundatæ sunt et admodum breviores; deest etiam color metallice æneus.  Cauda magis rotundata.    PETROPHASSA ALBIPENNIS.  ...  Hab. Western Australia.  Allied to the members of the genus Peristera." (Gould 1841); "Petrophassa Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1840 (1841), p. 173. Type, by monotypy, Petrophassa albipennis Gould." (Peters 1937, III, 117).

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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).