Ptilinopus porphyraceus

Ebon Purple-capped Fruit Dove
(Ptilinopus porphyraces marshallianus)

syn. Ptilinopus marshallianus


Marshall Islands: Ebon

local name: -

size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

This subspecies is known only on the basis of a single specimen, conserved in spirit, which was collected on the Ebon atoll in the year 1859.

This form is not accepted by all ornithologists.


- S. Dillon Ripley; Hugh Birckhead: Birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition. 51, On the fruit pigeons of the Ptilinopus purpuratus group. American Museum novitates; no. 1192 (1942)
- Dirk H. R. Spennemann; Hemley Benjamin: Notes on the avifauna of Ebon Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands : observations gathered during a brief field trip, 17-22 June 1992, with some comments on the Marshallese nomenclature of birds. Majuro Atoll : Republic of the Marshall Islands, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Historic Preservation Office, 1992.
- David Gibbs, Eustace Barnes, John Cox: Pigeons and Doves, A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World. Pica Press, Sussex 2001
- Dirk H. R. Spennemann: Extinctions and extirpations in Marshall Islands avifauna since European contact-a review of historic evidence. Micronesica 38(2): 253266. 2006