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Geotrygon larva (Wetmore)

Puerto Rican Quail-Dove (Geotrygon larva)

The Puerto Rican Quail-Dove was described in 1920 based on subfossil remains found in the Cueva Clava on the island of Puerto Rico in the Greater Antilles.

The species was closely related to the Grey-fronted Quail-Dove (Geotrygon caniceps (Gundlach)) and the White-fronted Quail-Dove (Geotrygon leucometopia (Chapman)), which today inhabiting the neighboring islands of Cuba and Hispaniola respectively.

The Puerto Rican Quail-Dove very likely disappeared soon after the arrival of the first human settlers on the island.


edited: 04.05.2019