Klaas’s Cuckoo / Chrysococcyx klaas

Klaas\'s Cuckoo / Chrysococcyx klaas

Klaas's Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Chrysococcyx klaas
Protonym:  Cuculus Klaas Gen.Zool.[Shaw] 9 pt1 p.128
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  klacuc1
Type Locality:  Cape Colony.
Publish Year:  1815
IUCN Status:  


(Cuculidae; African Emerald Cuckoo C. cupreus) Gr. χρυσος khrusos  gold; κοκκυξ kokkux, κοκκυγος kokkugos  cuckoo; "XXVIII. Fam. Cuculidae   ...   Chrysococcyx: Cuculus cupreus Lath. u. a." (Boie 1826); "Chrysococcyx Boie, Isis von Oken, 1826, Bd. 2, col. 977.  Type, by monotypy, Cuculus cupreus Latham = Cuculus cupreus Shaw." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 29).
Synon. Adamatornis, Adetococcyx, Lamprococcyx, Lampromorpha, Metallococcyx.

klaas / klaasi / klaasii
Klaas (fl. 1784) Khoikhoi hunter and collector who accompanied the French explorer François Levaillant on his expeditions in South Africa; ex “Coucou de Klaas” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 212. “But we fully concur with those who censure the practice of naming species after persons of no scientific reputation, as curiosity dealers (Caniveti, Boissoneauti), Peruvian priestesses (Cora, Amazilia), or Hottentots (Klassi [sic])” (Strickland Code 1842) (Chrysococcyx).