Protonym: Calobates radiceus Pl.Col. livr.91 pl.538
Category: Cuculiformes / Cuculidae / Carpococcyx
Taxonomy Code: bogcuc1
Type Locality: Pontianak district, western Borneo.
Publish Year: 1832
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
(Cuculidae; † Bornean Ground Cuckoo C. radiceus) Gr. καρπος karpos fruit; κοκκυξ kokkux, κοκκυγος kokkugos cuckoo; the birds in this genus were formerly known as ‘fruit cuckoos’, but feed mainly on beetles and other insects; "*CARPOCOCCYX, n. Calobatesa, Temm. C. radiceus, (Temm.) n., Pl. col. 538. ... a Similar to a name used in Entomology." (G. R. Gray 1840); "Carpococcyx G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 56. New name for Calobates Temminck, not of Kaup. 1 .... 1 Gray renamed Calobates Temminck, because it was "similar to a word used in entomology"; he overlooked Calobates Kaup, apparently having in mind only Calobata Meigen, 1803, Diptera." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 64).
L. radius, radii rod, staff (i.e. bar). Specific name frequently emended to radiatus or radiosus (see Collar & Long, 1995, Forktail, 11, 143) (Carpococcyx).
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