Long-billed Cuckoo / Chrysococcyx megarhynchus

Long-billed Cuckoo / Chrysococcyx megarhynchus

Long-billed Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Chrysococcyx megarhynchus
Protonym:  Cuculus megarhynchus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt26 no.358 p.184
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  lobcuc1
Type Locality:  Aru Islands.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1858
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CHRYSOCOCCYX
(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.

megarhyncha / megarhynchos / megarhynchus
Gr. μεγα mega  much  < μεγας megas, μεγαλη megalē  great, long; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill.

MEGARYNCHUS
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Boat-billed Flycatcher M. pitangua) Gr. μεγα mega  much  < μεγας megas, μεγαλη megalē  great; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "Pitangua et sulphuratus valde similes sunt, ille vero major est pileo aureo, hic minor.  Genus hocce Novum ab illustrissimo Ornithologo Equite TEMMINCK dudum dictum fuit Platyrhynchos; cum vero idem nomen ante multos abhinc annos Insecti cuidam Generi inter Coleoptera rostrata dicatum fuerit; necessitas requirit, ut aliud illi tribuatur nomen genericum: nimirum MEGARYNCHUS a Celeberrimo Præside appellatus.  Idem ille celebris Vir, Eques Temminck, etiam Lanium caijanum separavit a Lanii genere, et novum exinde constituit Genus, cui nomen dedit Psaris, licet hæc species videatur cum Megaryncho posse conjungi.   Corvus flavus LINNÆI ad Megarynchum referendus" (Thunberg 1824) (OD per Laurent Raty); "Megarynchus Thunberg, 1824, Dissert. de genere Megaryncho praes. Schaerstrom, p. 2. Type, by subsequent designation (Heine, 1859, Journ. f. Ornith., 7, p. 340), Lanius pitangua Linnaeus." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 209).
Var. Megarhynchus.
Synon. Megastoma, Scaphorynchus.

SUBSPECIES

Long-billed Cuckoo (megarhynchus)
SCI Name: Chrysococcyx megarhynchus megarhynchus
megarhyncha / megarhynchos / megarhynchus
Gr. μεγα mega  much  < μεγας megas, μεγαλη megalē  great, long; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill.

Long-billed Cuckoo (sanfordi)
SCI Name: Chrysococcyx megarhynchus sanfordi
sanfordi
Dr Leonard Cutler Sanford (1868-1950) US zoologist, Trustee of AMNH, organised Whitney-Sanford South Pacific expeditions, sponsor of AMNH Mt Hagen Expedition (subsp. Archboldia papuensis, subsp. Asio flammeus, syn. Cinnyrorhyncha longirostra, subsp. Crateroscelis robusta, Cyornis, Diomedea, subsp. Erythrura trichroa, Haliaeetus, subsp. Lagopus muta, subsp. Micrathene whitneyi, subsp. Mino kreffti, subsp. Myzomela cardinalis, subsp. Pachycephala orioloides, syn. Perisoreus canadensis nigricapillus, subsp. Rhabdotorrhinus exarhatus, syn. Rhamphomantis megarhynchus).