Protonym: Carpococcyx Renauldi Bull.Mus.Hist.Nat.Paris 2 p.314
Category: Cuculiformes / Cuculidae / Carpococcyx
Taxonomy Code: cbgcuc1
Type Locality: Province of Quang-tri, Annam.
Publish Year: 1896
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
(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).
Père P. Nicolas Renauld (1839-1898) French missionary to Annam (Indochina) (Carpococcyx).
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