Cocos Cuckoo / Coccyzus ferrugineus

Cocos Cuckoo / Coccyzus ferrugineus

Cocos Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Coccyzus ferrugineus
Protonym:  Coccyzus ferrugineus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt11 no.126 p.105
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  coccuc1
Type Locality:  Cocos Island.
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Publish Year:  1843
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DEFINITIONS

COCCYZUS
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Yellow-billed Cuckoo C. americanus) Gr. κοκκυζω kokkuzō  to cry cuckoo  < κοκκυ kokku  cuckoo! the bird’s cry; “Coccyzus, said to be a misprint for Coccygus (Boie, Isis, 1826) as if the genitive of κόκκυζ, κόκκυγος. But it is probably a false latinizing of κοκκύζων = crying “Cuckoo””(BOU 1915); "40. COULICOU, Coccyzus.  Cuculus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec alongé, épais à la base, long, entier, convexe en dessus, arqué, comprimé par les côtés.— Tarses plus longs que le doigt le plus long.— Ailes courtes, arrondies.   Esp. Coucou de la Caroline, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Coccyzus Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 28. Type, by monotypy, "Coucou de la Caroline" Buffon = Cuculus americanus Linné." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 41).
Var. Coccycus, Coccygon, Coccygus, CoccyziusCoccizus, Cocizus, Coccysus.   
Synon. Coccystes, CoccyzonCureus, Erythrophrys, Hyetomantis, Hyetornis, Nesococcyx, Ptiloleptis, Saurothera, Vetula.
• (Cuculidae; syn. Coua † Snail-eating Coua C. delalandei) Perhaps from L. coclea  snail; Gr. ζαω  zaō  to live (see Cochlothraustes); "XXVI.Genre.  COUA ou COULICOU; Coccyzus, Vieill.   ...   1. COUA DELALANDE; Coccyzus Delalandi, Temm., pl. 440  ...   2. COUA DE GEOFFROY; Coccyzus Geoffroyi, Temm., pl. 7.   ...   3. COUA TAITSOU; Coccyzus cæruleus, Vieill., Gal., pl. 41.   ...   4. COUA HUPPÉ; Coccyzus cristatus, Cuv., Enl. 589." (Lesson 1831); "Coccyzus "Vieill." Lesson, 1831, Traité d'Ornithologie, p. 138 (not of Vieillot, 1816).  Type, by subsequent designation (Cabanis and Heine, 1862, Museum Heineanum, IV (1), p. 74), Coccyzus delalandi, i.e. Coccycus delalandei Temminck, 1827." (JAJ 2021).

ferrugineum / ferrugineus
L. ferrugineus  ferruginous, rusty  < ferrugo, ferruginis  iron rust  < ferrum  iron.
● ex “Perruche des Terres Magellaniques” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 85 (Enicognathus).
● ex “Rusty Oriole” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Euphagus carolinus).
● ex “Grande caille de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Hackled Partridge” of Latham 1783 (syn. Gallus gallus).
● ex “Ferrugineous-bellied Shrike” of Latham 1781 (Laniarius).
● ex “Merle à cravate de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 560, fig. 2 (Myrmoderus).
● ex “Red-breasted Rail” of Latham 1785 (unident. Rallus sp?).