This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Geotrygon purpurata and G. sapharina (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as G. sapharina following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Geotrygon saphirina. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016.