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The white-capped fruit dove (Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It was described by French naturalist and surgeon Adolphe-Simon Neboux in 1840. It is endemic to French Polynesia. The name honours Abel Aubert Dupetit Thouars.

White-capped fruit dove
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
P. dupetithouarsii
Binomial name
Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii
(Neboux, 1840)


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.