Pampusana xanthonura (Temminck, 1823)

White-throated ground dove



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gallicolumba xanthonuraAlopecoenas xanthonurus


Conservation Status




Guam, Northern Mariana Islands & Yap


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Temminck, C. J. (1823). Livr. 32 in Temminck, C. J. & le Baron Meiffren Laugier de Chartrouse. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d’oiseaux, pour servir de suite et de complement aux planches enluminées de Buffon. F. G. Levrault, Paris.

Other references:

Bruce, M., Bahr, N. and David, N. (2016). Pampusanna vs. Pampusana: a nomenclatural conundrum resolved, along with associated errors and oversights. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 136: 86-100.

Pregill, Gregory K. and Steadman, David W. (2009). The prehistory and biogeography of terrestrial vertebrates on Guam, Mariana Islands. Diversity and Distributions 15(6): 983-996.


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