Ptilinopus porphyraceus marshallianus Peters & Griscom, 1928:104

Ebon purple-capped fruit dove, Ebon Island fruit-dove



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of Ptilinopus hernsheimi.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 1859

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Ebon Island, Marshall Islands, South Pacific


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.






Original scientific description:

Peters, J. L. and Griscom, Ludlow. (1928). A New Rail and A New Dove from Micronesia. Proceedings of the New England Zoological Club 10: 99-106.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Ptilinopus porphyraceus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. (

del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. (2014). HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International.

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

Olson, Storrs L. (1992). Requiescat for Tricholimnas conditicius, a rail that never was. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 112: 174-179.

Ripley, S. Dillon and Birckhead, H. (1942). Birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition, no. 51: on the fruit pigeons of the [i]Ptilinopus purpuratus[/i] group. American Museum Novitates 1192: 6-7.


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