Passenger pigeon

From ToyAnimalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
phylum Chordata The passenger pigeon or wild pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct species of pigeon that was endemic to North America. Its common name is derived from the French word passager, meaning "passing by", due to the migratory habits of the species. The scientific name also refers to its migratory characteristics. The morphologically similar mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) was long thought to be its closest relative, and the two were at times confused, but genetic analysis has shown that the genus Patagioenas is more closely related to it than the Zenaida doves.

For more information, visit the Wikipedia entry.

Get back to Columbiformes

clade Diapsida
Class Aves
order Columbiformes
family Columbidae
genus Ectopistes
species E. migratorius