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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Columbiformes
Familia: Columbidae
Subfamilia: Columbinae
Genus: Metriopelia
Species: M. aymara - M. ceciliae - M. melanoptera - M. morenoi


Metriopelia Bonaparte, 1855


* Bonaparte, 1855. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaire des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences [Paris] 40 p.23


Metriopelia is a genus of ground doves containing four species that live in the dry, upland habitats along the Andean mountain chain in South America. They have large wings and orange skin around the eyes.


Bare-faced Ground Dove (Metriopelia ceciliae)
Black-winged Ground Dove (Metriopelia melanoptera)
Golden-spotted Ground Dove (Metriopelia aymara)
Moreno's Ground Dove (Metriopelia morenoi)


Gibbs, David; Barnes, Eustace; Cox, John (2001). Pigeons and Doves: A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World. Yale University Press. pp. 349–354. ISBN 0-300-07886-2.


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