Probably related to Geotrygon, and sometimes included within that genus. However, external morphology, anatomy and behavior appear to indicate that present species is extremely anomalous in comparison with all other New World genera of Columbidae and that it presents a mosaic of characters shared with various genera in Australasia, being perhaps most similar to the Australian genus Geophaps and related terrestrial pigeons#R. Monotypic.
Cuba; formerly also I of Pines. Also recorded in S Florida in past, but probably only as vagrant. Repeatedly introduced to Jamaica in the past, but never established there.
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Status and conservation
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