This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Ptilinopus porphyraceus, P. fasciatus, P. ponapensis and P. hernsheimi (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as P. porphyraceus following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus porphyraceus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.