Geotrygon larva (Wetmore, 1920:79)

Puerto Rican quail dove, Porto Rican quail-dove, Wetmore's quail-dove



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Oreopelia larva Wetmore, 1920 (original combination); Oreopela larva Wetmore, 1920:79 [orth. error]; Oreoepeleia larva Wetmore, 1920:79 [orth. error] (used by Wetmore, 1922)


Conservation Status




Puerto Rico (=Porto Rico)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wetmore, Alexander. (1920). Five New Species of Birds from Cave Deposits In Porto Rico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 33: 77-82.


Other references:

Carlson, L. A. and Steadman, David W. (2009). Examining temporal differences in faunal exploitation at two ceramic age sites in Puerto Rico. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 4(2): 207-222.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Wetmore, Alexander. (1922). Bird remains from the caves of Porto Rico. Bulletin American Museum of Natural History 46: 297-333.

Wetmore, Alexander. (1923). An additional record for the extinct Porto Rican quail-dove. The Auk 40(2): 324.

Wetmore, Alexander. (1927). The birds of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Wetmore, Alexander. (1938). Bird Remains from the West Indies. Auk 55(1): 51-55.


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