Paraclaravis, a new genus for the purple-winged and Maroon-chested ground-doves (Aves: Columbidae)

George Sangster, Andrew D. Sweet, Kevin P. Johnson

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Previous molecular phylogenetic analyses and new analyses reported here demonstrate that the genus Claravis is not monophyletic and comprises two lineages, one with the species pretiosa Ferrari-Pérez, 1886 (Blue Ground-dove), and the other with two species: geoffroyi Temminck, 1811 (Purple-winged Ground-dove) and mondetoura Bonaparte, 1856 (Maroon-chested Ground-dove). Because the generic name Claravis is typified by C. pretiosa (Ferrari-Pérez, 1886), a new genus, Paraclaravis gen. nov., is described for geoffroyi Temminck, 1811 and mondetoura Bonaparte, 1856.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-140
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 20 2018


  • Ground-doves
  • Morphology
  • Nomenclature
  • Paraclaravis gen. nov
  • Phylogenetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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