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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Columbiformes

Familia: Columbidae
Subfamilia: Columbinae
Genus: Henicophaps
Species: H. albifrons - H. foersteri

Henicophaps G.R. Gray, 1862

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1861) Pt3 p.432

Henicophaps is a small genus of doves that are endemic to New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago. These are stocky pigeons with unusually long heavy bills that live in wet forests and forage primary on the ground.

English zoologist George Robert Gray introduced the genus Henicophaps in 1862 to accommodate the New Guinea bronzewing (Henicophaps albifrons) that had been collected by the naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace on the island of Waigeo, northwest New Guinea.[1] The genus name combines the Ancient Greek henikos meaning "unique" and "phaps" meaning "pigeon".[2]

The genus includes two species.[3]

New Guinea bronzewing (Henicophaps albifrons)
New Britain bronzewing (Henicophaps foersteri)


Gray, George Robert (1861). "Remarks on, and descriptions of, new species of birds lately sent by Mr. A. R. Wallace from Waigiou, Mysol, and Gagie Islands". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (Part 3): 427–438 [432]. The title page is dated 1861 but Part 3 was not published until the following year.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 190. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "Pigeons". IOC World Bird List Version 10.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 16 March 2020.

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