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Geotrygon lawrencii.jpg
Purplish-backed quail-dove
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Subfamily: Leptotilinae
Genus: Zentrygon
Banks et. al., 2013

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Zentrygon is a bird genus in the pigeon and dove family (Columbidae). Its members are called quail-doves and all live in the Neotropics. The species of this genus primarily range from southern Mexico throughout Central America. Quail-doves are ground-dwelling birds that live, nest, and feed in dense forests. They are remarkable for their purple to brown coloration with light-and-dark facial markings.

It contains the following species:


AOU taxonomic changes 2014 Auk:14-24.1