[sic] Sundevall, 1857,
Closely related to S. dusumieri, S. bitorquata, S. decaocto, S. xanthocycla and S. reichenowi; sometimes considered conspecific with S. decaocto. Older name “S. risoria” normally applied to domesticated form known as Barbary Dove, which has been subject of many studies on genetics, psychology, ethology, neurophysiology and notably endocrinology; the name “S. risoria”, formally confirmed as a valid name by ICZN, has been linked with present species and also with S. decaocto, but uncertain origin and ambiguity in original description underline that this name is best reserved for informal use for the domesticated and feral form#R#R. Populations W of L Chad sometimes awarded separate race, bornuensis. Two subspecies recognized.
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